The country witnessed another terrific tragedy of heavy rains last 15th August, 2017. Houses, churches, garages and open compounds were submerged in water as a result of the heavy down poured. The rain which was accompanied by dense winds got the capital city soaked in waters as heavy traffic on the roads keeps accumulating. For more than eighteen hours, all commercial activities had come to a halt with workers trapped in their various offices. Some buildings as well as walls collapsed, rendering the occupants of the houses homeless.
The Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Adjei Sowah described the situation as critical and has called for an urgent attention. He lamented on the fact that, the cause of the flooding was as a result of improper planning of settlement in the Capital, choked gutters which block the drainage system and a few other human factors.
Some areas that were deeply covered by the flood includes Accra New Town, Weija, Achimota, Ablekuma and its environs among many other places. In the worst affected areas, residents lost most of their belongings, including television sets, sound systems, furniture, books, clothing, just to state few.
All houses built on waterways as exposed by the rains have since been demolished. The majority of the local people affected are residence of Ablekuma Abokobi, Abominya, Ada Panya, Afienya, Agbenyegakope, Agomeda, Ahanya, Ahwiam and Fanmilk Zone.
Ablekuma is a suburb of the Capital and populated with estimate terrain elevation above sea level of 45 meters.
The residences are rendered homeless with many others losing their jobs and trade. The Ghana Meteorological Department has hinted that, residence and the general public should desist from building on water ways.