Photos & Video: Heavy downpour floods Accra

Somewhere around the Accra Central Mosque

Somewhere around the Accra Central Mosque

Torrential rainfall on Thursday has led to flooding in parts of Accra.

The flood waters have rendered many roads almost impassable and also caused heavy vehicular traffic.

Large parts of the Kwame Nkrumah circle, Kaneshie First Light and the Central Business District are completely submerged.

Residents have taken to social media to express their outrage at the situation.

Some of the affected roads are  the roads in North Industrial Area,  Dadaben Road, Mallam Kokoroko, etc.

”The situation in Circle is very bad, we hope no life will be Lost Citi you people should go take a look at the road construction at Awoshie.The floods have swallowed parts of it,” a Facebook comment said.

”There is flooding all over ACCRA again; what are the authorities doin about it,” stated another tweet.

Residents of Accra have to brace up for floods so long as they live in the city.

This is not  the first time Accra has flooded after a few hours of heavy rain. It is believed that the situation has been aggravated by the choked drains in the city as well as the buildings on waterways.

In January 2013, President Mahama cut the sod for a five-year $663,299,496 Accra Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Drainage Alleviation Project.

The project was aimed at upgrading the sewerage and drainage infrastructure within the Odaw Basin covering, de-silting, dredging, construction of new siltation ponds and the removal of refuse from and complete reconstruction of priority drains and restoration of the Korle Lagoon.

It is unclear what stage the project is at but city authorities will have to find innovative solutions to prevent further flooding as the rains have just started.

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Below are pictures from across the Capital

Main Kasoa- Mallam Highway

Main Kasoa- Accra Highway


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