VIDEO: Heavy downpour, Jamera RC school flooded

Jamera RC school flooded again.

The compound and classrooms of Roman Catholic primary and Junior High School located at Jamera in the Jaman North district was flooded after heavy rain Downpour.

Speaking to the Assembly member for Jamera electoral area, Honorable Philip Fokuo, He bemoaned how the students suffer during rainy season hence the need for government to take immediate attention to deal with the unfortunate situation.

Suspected cause of the flood

The assembly member attributed the cause of the flood that moves to the environs of the school to the shoddy work and uncompleted construction of the Sampa-Jinini Road that passes through the Jamera town.

He stated that, the contractor during the construction didn’t construct gutters that will ensure good drainage system when it rains which always causes flooding when it rains. Moreover the contractor has for some time now flee from site, he therefore pleaded with government and the minister of roads and highway to settle the contractor financially so that he can return to site for continuation of the work.

Plea for help

He finally pleaded with the president and the necessary authorities to instruct the contractor to come on site to work on the gutters and drainage system in the Jamera township even if the completion of the road construction cannot materialize because the flooding has displaced about 80 households behind the Jamera Road.

Hon Philip Fokuo, the assembly member, also lamented that, the roof of the school building has been ripped off for about three months now. Therefore the DCE and other stakeholders must come in to support the Jamera community to reroof the structure.

He said that all his efforts to roof the building have proof futile as no response comes out from the approaches he had made so far to the Jaman North district assembly.

Feedback from students on Jamera RC school flood

Some of the pupils of Jamera R/C Junior High School shared their ordeal to Newsman stating that, they always go through hardship during rainy season due how their school flooded whenever it rains.

Also, the school buildings of the Jamera RC school has become a death trap which compelled them to sit under trees during classes hours hence affecting their academics because they are forced to go home when they realize a change in the weather that could lead to heavy rain downpour and flood.

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Story By: Kwaku Mensah Abrampa

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