Ghana: After 7 days, relief items head to Tamale flood victims

Deputy Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Abu Ramadan, says residents of Tamale will get some respite Tuesday as truckloads of relief items head to the Northern Region capital.

The flood victims will be securing this state assistance seven days after torrential rains led to flooding in areas such as Sanerigu, Gushegu, Sabooba North, Nanumba, Kariga, and Cherponi.

Affected residents in these communities have been left stranded to fend for themselves. Some victims had been sleeping in open spaces.

There was a health alert as some residents had to defecate in the open because rushing waters swept away the homes and places of convenience.

Rachel Strohm