The Techiman Municipal National Disaster Management Organisation [NADMO] Director, Mr. Eric Asiedu has charged occupants of houses marked to be pulled down to follow the directives of the organisation to avert late disasters.
According to him, many houses has been marked to be in bad shapes and must be pulled down but occupants of such buildings are reluctant in doing so.
He disclosed this in an interview with Radio Link reporter, Kwadwo Mmerepa during a visit to Nkwaeso, a suburb of Techiman after a heavy rain rendered some residents homeless on Monday, April 5.
About 14 houses got their roof ripped off with one completely disintegrating including the Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, Assemblies of God Church and that of one private school Children of God International School all in Nkwaeso.
Mr. Asiedu said, some house owners have been met over the years on the state of their buildings but their communication and directives yielded no results.
He is therefore appealing to the public to adhere to the directives given them to prevent such disasters.
The Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, John Kofi Donyina disclosed that the assembly is making plans to give out trees to be planted in communities to serve as shade and also to help prevent houses roof that are fray by wind.
“This disaster is a wakeup call for us to take action by devouring buildings in bad stand” he said.
He appealed to house owners whose building has been marked for demolishing due to its bad nature to go by the directive without politicizing their action.
The Assemblyman for Nkwaeso Electoral Area Mr. Jacob Osei Kwame made a passionate appeal to the community members to desist from politicising issues of human concern and follow instructions given them.
“It will be better we demolish all old structures than to leave it to cause disaster; most houses are now death traps” he told Kwadwo Mmerepa.
By: Elvis Owusu Okain/RadioLink/Techiman