Ho MCE Visits Flood-Affected Areas, Calls for Collaborative Solutions.
Ho, 9th July 2023
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ho, Honorable Divine R.K. Bosson, undertook a visit today to areas affected by the recent heavy downpour that caused severe flooding in the municipality. The visit aimed to assess the extent of the damage, console the victims, and discuss crucial measures to address the recurring issue. Addressing the media after the tour, Hon. Bosson expressed his deep condolences to the victims of the flooding and emphasized the need for collaborative efforts to find sustainable solutions. He stressed the significance of acquiring permits before constructing buildings, emphasizing that, proper planning and adherence to regulations can mitigate the impact of such natural disasters.
Furthermore, the MCE called on the Environmental Health Unit to enforce the sanitation bye-laws of the assembly. He emphasized the importance of maintaining clean and hygienic surroundings to prevent the outbreak of diseases and ensure the overall well-being of the community.
Hon. Bosson extended his profound gratitude to the overlord of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, for his keen interest in finding lasting solutions to the recurrent flooding problem. He acknowledged the ongoing efforts to design and implement a storm drain action plan, which would significantly contribute to reducing the impact of heavy rains and subsequent flooding.
Madam Ivy Amewugah, the Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), also accompanied the MCE during the tour. She reassured the flood victims of the government’s unwavering support during these challenging times. Also present during the tour includes Mr. Stephen Adigon, the Municipal Director of NADMO, Madam Florence Sunu, Deputy Municipal Environmental Health Officer, and several assembly members from the Ho Municipality, including Hon. Isaac Amenyo, Hon. Patrick Larry Stone, Hon. Sefadzi Agama, and Hon. Charles Legbedze.
The visit not only allowed the MCE to witness firsthand the devastation caused by the flooding but also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss and strategize for long-term solutions. The collective efforts and commitment demonstrated by government officials, the community, and various organizations signify a united front in tackling the challenges posed by recurrent floods in the region.
As the government and stakeholders work together to implement comprehensive measures, the MCE encouraged all residents to remain vigilant, adhere to safety guidelines, and cooperate with the authorities. By fostering a spirit of collaboration, resilience, and preparedness, the community can collectively overcome the effects of the recent flooding and build a more resilient future.
By: Richmond Abake
Public Relations Officer
Ho Municipal Assembly.