The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Chereponi in the Northern Region Hajia Mary Nakobu has declared a state of mourning following the effects of a disastrous rainstorm that hit the area last Friday night. The rainstorm which started at about 4pm and lasted for some three hours ripped off roofs of over 450 houses in 15 communities rendering dozens homeless and injuring four persons, district National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) officer Amos Jejite told Ultimate News.
School buildings in about three communities have completely been ripped off with some walls razed to the ground. As a result, electricity pylons through which power is supplied to the area were also pulled down plunging the entire district into darkness.
According to the DCE the decision was to “empathize” with victims of the affected communities ravaged by the disaster. Hajia Mary who is completely devastated and heartbroken after an assessment tour described the incident as “sad and worrying”. Read Article