The torrential rains that hit the country, particularly the Accra metropolis on Wednesday evening, have destroyed properties of Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd, the company drilling oil at the Cape Three Points in the Western Region.
The fence wall of the head office building of Tullow Oil Ghana, along the 14.5 kilometres stretch of road, dubbed the George Walker Bush N1 highway, was on Wednesday destroyed as a result of the heavy down pour.
When The Herald scouts visited the area after the rains submerged, which lasted about twelve hours, observed that the situation was not different from what had taken place at the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area, which was gutted by fire killing almost about ninety innocent people.
The fence wall of the plush Tullow Oil office building, opposite the residence of the former President, John Agyekum Kufour, was razed down by the torrential rains.
The rains destroyed the walls that cover the car park of the oil drilling company and destroyed some vehicles parked on the compound of the company.
The office of Tullow ,was not alone as the office of the United Nations Emergency Response (UMEER) on Ebola and Red Cross Society, also suffered the wrath of the rains.
The emergency response center on Ebola, had their tarred car park washed away with the Red Cross office near the Greater Accra regional office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) office heavily flooded.
The situation was not different on the N1 highway as several vehicles were stacked on the Dzorwulu end of the road, near the Shell filling station.
The Herald can report a section of the road has been taken over by debris with almost four cars stacked on the road, thereby, slowing traffic on the road.
This area, The Herald, can report gets flooded at the least down pour, bringing into question the kind of work the Ghanaian engineers did as part of the construction of the road that stretches from Tema motorway end of Accra to Mallam junction in the southern part of Accra.
The situation of the N1 highway was not different from the situation in areas like, Nungua, Teshie, Kwame Nkrumah Circle , Dansoman, Mallam , Spintex road, Sabbon Zongo, Obossey Okai and Adabraka, where several lives and properties were lost.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah says a result of the rains in and around Accra over the past two days; many suburbs of Accra and surrounding parts have been heavily affected leading to heavy restriction of movement of people.
The traffic situation has worsened on some roads, and fast flowing rainwater is also impeding vehicular movement on some others.
The Achimota sub-station has been affected by the floodwater, leading to an emergency cut in power supply to a number of communities, which were otherwise not programmed to go off tonight.
Residents are informed that personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organization have been deployed to intervene and provide emergency services to affected persons.
The general public is kindly advised to avoid fast moving rainwater, and areas they know have big drains. Stay on higher ground, where necessary, to prevent loss of life.
Should you require the urgent attention of any of the security and emergency services, please call any of these numbers:
Please remain calm, restrict your movement as much as possible as we work assiduously to address this national emergency.