As 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 Organisation 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.
Dr. Edward Omane Boamah
Minister for Communications
Issued in Accra on Thursday June 04, 2015