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Illegal structures along Tema Motorway must be demolished – NADMO

The National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) says it will recommend the demolishing of illegal structures that have developed on the Accra-Tema Motorwaybuffer zone.

It comes after hours of downpour left parts of the major stretch flooded halting movement temporarily.

Speaking to Starr News, the Public Relations Officer of NADMO, George Ayisi said it is wrong for structures to be built on the motorway buffer zone.

“These days surprisingly you get… they say kiosk estate on the motorway, I see that and I’m shocked. To see kiosk built all over the place along the motorway those places that are supposed to be a buffer zone. So if we are to recommend as NADMO for such facilities to be pulled down we’ll do that without no hesitation at all.”

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) is predicting more rains as the country is in the minor rainy season.

The agency said the volume of rain being experienced across the country in recent times may appear to be abnormal however it is not out of place to experience heavier rains in the minor season compared to what is recorded in the major raining season.

Head of Forecasting at Ghana Meteorology Agency, Mr. Joseph Poturphy has in an interview said the Agency is collating the rainfall data to determine if the rains being experienced currently are unusual.

He stressed that the public needs to be mindful of the daily forecast issued by the Meteo Agency before stepping out to avoid any inconvenience.

“Whatever is happening now may be strange but it is not too strange because currently, we are in the minor seasons and sometimes more prominently more than the major season. We will collate all the data and see how the minor season has fared against the major rainy season. For the rain, it will go into the early part of November.”

Parts of the country have experienced heavy rains within the last few weeks with some areas getting flooded.

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