Barely four months after the severe land erosion at Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro in the Ga South Municipality was highlighted by JoyNews, a new form of land erosion is rapidly developing in some communities along the Weija lake in the same municipality.
These communities are American Farm, Toptown, Ateaa and Peace Town.
Residents say their communities are currently under the threat of severe soil erosion and any failure to tackle it will result in possible devastating consequences.
The environmental degradation which is blamed on more frequent and intense rainfall experienced this year, is also attributed to climate change coupled with lack of proper drainage system to mitigate the impact. The situation seems alarming as almost every waterway close to homes have developed dangerous holes making it difficult for residents to enter their homes when it is raining .
However, stronger and faster stream velocity aptly described by a resident creates deep holes on their compounds spreading under their houses and sometimes collapse their fence walls.
Source: David Andoh