Okyereko flooding: Kasoa-Winneba road temporarily opened to traffic

The devastating flooding at Gomoa Okyereko in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region has taken a positive turn, as the road has been temporarily opened to traffic to allow transit trucks to pass through.

According to Solomon Quarm, the Gomoa East District Chief Executive (DCE), the road is expected to be officially opened to general traffic within the next 24 hours.

This development comes after the Ayensu River overflowed its banks, causing devastating flooding in the Gomoa Okyereko community in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

The flooding occurred when a contractor, Nag Firmont, working on the Kasoa-Winneba road expansion project, diverted the natural course of the river, blocking its flow from the main bridge to a smaller one at Gomoa Okyereko.

Heavy rains in the Eastern Region, where the river originates, caused the river to overflow its banks, submerging the Gomoa Okyereko, Adawukwa, and Mampong communities.

According to Metro TV’s Akwasi Addo, a total of 150 houses were flooded, with three completely collapsing, displacing hundreds of residents.

The road was closed to traffic, and several residents were affected by the flooding.

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