The Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has appealed for calm and asked people to avoid fast moving rainwater.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Ministry in the aftermath of Wednesday’sthat rocked Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The minister said, the rains have affected the Achimota substation of the Electricity Company of Ghana leading to power cuts to certain suburbs of Accra.
The Ministry has gone ahead to issue emergency contact numbers for affected people in Accra and surrounding communities to call for emergency assistance if needed.
Read the full statement below
As a result of the rains in and around Accra over the past two days, many suburbs of Accra and surrounding parts have been heavily affected leading to heavy restriction of movement of people.
The traffic situation has worsened on some roads, and fast flowing rainwater is also impeding vehicular movement on some others.
The Achimota substation has been affected by the floodwater, leading to an emergency cut in power supply to a number of communities, which were otherwise not programmed to go off tonight.
Residents are informed that personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation have been deployed to intervene and provide emergency services to affected persons.
The general public is kindly advised to avoid fast moving rainwater, and areas they know have big drains. Stay on higher ground, where necessary, to prevent loss of life.
Should you require the urgent attention of any of the security and emergency services, please call any of these numbers:
0299005011, 0299005084, 0299005086, 0299500099
Please remain calm, restrict your movement as much as possible as we work assiduously to address this national emergency.
Dr. Edward Omane Boamah
Minister for Communications