Rainstorms cause havoc in the Savanna Region

Rainstorms in the Savanna Region yesterday have destroyed two schools a clinic and several houses in the Sawla Tuna Kalba district of the Savanna Region.

Over seventy houses were hit by a heavy rainstorm at Kalba on 19th March 2022. The heavy rainstorm rendered over a hundred households homeless.

The rainstorm did not have mercy on the inpatients and staff of the St Joseph Health Centre in Kalba.


The roof of the outpatients unit, (OPD) the pharmacy, the consulting rooms, the maternity block, the inpatients unit, the Detention room, the Dispensary, the stores, and other units have been ripped off by the storm. The storm also affected teaching and learning, and electricity supply.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Constituency of the Savannah Region Hon Andrews Dari Chiwetey has visited the victims of a recent rainstorm at Kalba to commiserate with them and to encouraged them to be strong in this difficult moment.

The MP pledged to work with other stakeholders to restore normal life to the victims and called on the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to as a matter of urgency come to the aid of the people of Kalba.

Hon Andrews Chiwetey Dari who was accompanied by the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Director of Health Services, and other stakeholders said it is stressful and sad to see his constituents suffer under the mercy of the weather.

Hon Chiwetey added that it is pathetic because Ghana is still recovering from post-COVID economic hardships and the little resources that government and individuals could channel into other productive ventures, they have to use them in renovation and reconstruction of houses and institutions.

By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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