Works begin to restore flood-damaged Winneba-Kasoa road

Reconstruction works to restore the Winneba-Kasoa road area of the N1 highway that was washed away by floods is currently underway.

The reconstruction efforts aim to repair the damages caused by the floods and restore the highway to its original state, ensuring the safety and convenience of motorists and residents in the area.

This development comes as a relief to residents and motorists who have been affected by the damaged highway, and is a positive step towards restoring the infrastructure of the area.

Background

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.

However, 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.

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.

The incident has left many in the community in a state of distress.

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