Some 200 residents of Abuakwa Tanoso in the Atwima Nwabiagya district of the Ashanti Region have been displaced following heavy rainfall.
The over 4-hour downpour forced residents to pass the night at different locations.
Some residents were also trapped in their homes as rushing rainwater had taken over their rooms.
Although many properties were destroyed no life has been reported lost.
At Kumasi Asafo Market
Some traders at Kumasi Asafo Market expressed their concern regarding flooding at the market square.
One woman said the devastating nature of the market after yesterday’s rainfall was a worry.
She said that they are warming up to stage massive demonstrations against the authorities of the assembly for turning death ears to their demands.
”It was the very pathetic scene yesterday, the entire market was flooded by the heavy rainfall, this is not the first time we are experiencing this hectic, we have made several complaints to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly but to no avail, indeed we are meeting today to plan on massive demonstration”, she emphasized.
Moreover, she added that, due to the heaviest nature of the rainfall, the flood took away several of their items.
”We don’t have anything here, everything has been washed away by the flood, we are calling on the KMA Mayor and other stakeholders to come to our aid before things get out of hands”, the woman bitterly expressed.
Some part of the city including, Santasi, Patasi Estate, and others also experienced the flooding situation.
A mother has reportedly lost her baby at Sawaba following Wednesday evening rains in the Ashanti regional capital.
The baby was traveling with his parents in a tricycle when they got stuck in a flood causing the tricycle to tip over.
Residents in the community, according to reports, moved in to save the parents but could not find the baby as he was washed away by the flood.
“The body of the baby who was washed away hasn’t been found. The parents are not taking it easy at all. When it rains, it’s difficult to use the Sawaba road. The gutters become flooded so we don’t know why the tricycle rider tried using the road that led to the death of the 1-yr-old baby,” a resident told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday.
Other reports also say the convoy of President Akufo-Addo which was returning from the Upper East region got stuck in the flood.