When the organization armed with the power to manage our country’s land get flooded, then you can tell which country we are in.
The annual Accra floods is heating up and the latest causality is the land commission headquarters.
Pictures from social media and most mainstream media shows hundreds of documents, computers, and scanners at the Head Office of the Lands Commission in Cantonments, Accra, have been destroyed by floodwaters.
The basement of the new edifice was heavily submerged in water after Saturday night’s downpour, leading to the flooding of the Records Room, Files Room, and I.T. Unit -all situated at the basement.
The effects is huge as documents such as indentures, land maps, and land documents were affected,Sources at the Commission told the Ghana News Agency. It is also reported that essential land documents have also been “mixed up” as a result of the destruction caused by the flood.
When the news team visited the Commission’s Head Office Monday morning, it met some officers of the Commission drying the documents at the forecourt of the Office.
Some staff of the Commission were also spotted scavenging the documents in an attempt to salvage some and arrange those that had been mixed up.
A team of cleaners were also seen busily scooping water out of the basement.
The staff said they reported to work on Monday only to find the damage caused by the flood waters, adding that they wouldn’t be able to work today as a result of the situation.
They blamed the flooding on the construction of new offices close to the main Head Office building, which they said had blocked the flow of water into nearby drains.
Officials at the Head Office were tight-lipped over the matter.The Accra flood will never leave us and have now become an annual ritual.