BY: Kekeli Blamey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Hundreds of residents of Agavedzi and Sallakorpe, fishing communities in the Ketu South Municipality have been displaced in-yet-another tidal attack on their coastal homes.
The perennial occurrence, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday, destroyed several buildings in the two communities and rendered many homeless.
This has also caused temporarily disruption to socio-activities in the area, as the displaced residents attempt to salvage their belongings from the wreckage.
Felix, one of the affected residents described the destruction caused by the strong tidal currents, as massive, and appealed for an urgent intervention from government.
“Most children cannot go to school as a result of the situation and I have observed that these residents need food since they’ve lost all they have.”
The Ketu South Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Mr. Alorsode Paul who was in the communities to assess the situation with his team, said the outfit would as a matter urgency secure temporary homes for the affected residents, while they work to mobilise relief items to support them.
He however urged the residents to exercise restraint and also halt any intended protest against government, since measures are underway to address the situation permanently.