20 Minutes Rain Floods Kumasi Major Business Centres, Drivers, Passengers, And Traders Worried

The Ashanti Regional capital trade center Dr. Mensah was on Monday hit by a massive flood, which delayed drivers, passengers, and traders for several hours before further movements.

20 Minutes Rain Floods Kumasi Major Business Centres, Drivers, Passengers, And Traders Worried

The Ashanti Regional capital trade center Dr. Mensah was on Monday hit by a massive flood, which delayed drivers, passengers, and traders for several hours before further movements.

Some of the notable affected places include the Asawasi Taxi station near the railway line, Boolaho, former Goil filling station, Lancer Chemist areas, addition, the newly multi-million Kejetia Lorry Terminal, and the Bantama market.

Speaking to Fox FM’s reporter, Isaac Nsiah Foster after the rainfall, some of the affected people stressed their worries about the situation and appealed to the City authority to save the situation as the rainy season approaches.

"Our shops were all flooded and other selling places too, which destroyed our valuable goods and also prevented some of our colleagues from buying and selling" some of the affected people disclosed.

However, some of the trotro drivers capitalized on the situation after the rains to increase the lorry fees from GHC2.00 to GHC 4.00 while passengers were stranded wandering up and down to get transported to their respective destinations.

During Monday's floods, people such as nursing mothers, aged and children as young as one year old, we're struggling to move around the areas of Dr. Mensah as almost all the gutters were covered by the water.

Some traders stressed that virtually all the drainage systems around Manhyia, Ash-Town, Alabar, and all the other affected places in Kumasi are very tiny and chocked as well which they attributed Monday's floods to