Flooding in northern Ghana has killed at least thirty-four people, local disaster management officials have said.
The flooding caused by the spillage of the Bagre dam in neighboring Burkina Faso has also displaced thousands of people.
Local media outlet, Starr FM reports that officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) of Ghana are still working hard to rescue people.
The water spillage from the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso occurs annually and Ghana struggles to deal with the impact.
Burkina Faso shares border with Ghana’s northern regions. Many homes are usually flooded when the dam overflows.
The government has been criticized for doing a poor job in managing the crisis, which officials have rejected.
A lawmaker from the northern region, Inusah Fuseini is quoted by Starr FM as saying that “Everybody along this spillage way is now for himself or herself. That’s lamentable.”
A security analyst Adam Bonah told Starr FM that the government must declaration a “state of emergency” in the areas affected.
“The state of emergency should have been declared by now. ECOWAS should have been brought in because it has to do with intra-Africa. You have water spillage from a neighbouring country into another neighbouring country that has affected about 50, 000,” Bonah said.
Those displaced are still without relief items or support to rebuild their lives.