General News of Friday, 31 January 2014


Two-hour rains flood Accra

Two hours of torrential rain Friday afternoon inundated many parts of the capital, Accra with flood waters, rendering many roads almost impassable. The floods have cause heavy vehicular traffic.

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

There are no reports of loss of lives.'s David Andoh reports that residents in the affected areas are busily scooping water from their flooded rooms.

The rains started at about 2pm and lasted barely two hours but left many residents devastated.

A shopkeeper at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Ama Dansuaa, who said she lost more than half of her wares to the floods, complained that the floods exposed the poor drainage system in the capital. Like many petty traders, she has no insurance and rues Friday's floods.