Tidal Waves Hit Again; Many Rendered Homeless At Agavedzi, Akplabanya
About twenty households have been left stranded at the Agavedzi and some adjoining communities in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region after tidal waves hit their homes. This comes barely four months after many were left stranded in some coastal communities in the Volta Region last year. Dozens of people are also
counting their losses at Akplabanya in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region after tidal waves flooded parts of their community. The Assembly Member for the Akplabanya Electoral Area, Fredrick Tetteh, indicated that “the chief’s palace is currently occupied by displaced residents, and many are still
stranded. According to him, a team from the National Disaster management organization, NADMO, and the District Chief Executive for the area, have been to the community to assess the gravity of the disaster. Fishing canoes and outboard motors have been carried by the sea”, while a number of rooms have been rendered inhabitable. In the case of Agavedzi on the Keta-Aflao
stretch, residents have no option than to pack their belongings to the side of the major road while in total despair wandering in the open. Tidal waves disaster has been a perenial occurrence troubling some coastal communities in Ghana particularly in the Volta Region. Some residents said they least expected the ravaging sea in their homes this early, considering devastation they experienced some four months ago.