Apiate residents displaced as rainstorm destroys tents

Dozens of residents of New Apiate– a makeshift community– are stranded after they were displaced by rainstorm Friday afternoon.

The storm damaged their tents in which the have been sleeping for a few months and some personal effects, XYZ News has gathered.

Close to 100 persons have been displaced as a result of the rains.

The development comes barely 3 months after their lives were disrupted by an explosion which Killed at least 13 persons.

Following the explosion, the government relocated them to New Apiate, a community that was being built by then Bogoso Gold Mining Limited for the people of Odumase.

They resided in tents and some in classrooms, awaiting the rebuilding of their community until this unfortunate incident.

A pregnant woman who was affected by the floods told XYZ News that “we won’t get a place to sleep tonight.”

“Look at me. I am pregnant and vulnerable and this has happened to us here. We are appealing to the government to intervene. We are suffering,” she lamented.

Another man who was seen fetching rainwater from his tent bemoaned their condition of living.

“This is where they brought is to sleep after we were displaced. Now whenever it rains, we don’t get place to lay out head,” he said sorrowfully.


Source:|Ghana p

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