Liberia: Storm Leaves Many Homeless in Nimba County
Franklin Doloque, County Correspondent
Ganta, Nimba County – Hundreds of Nimbaians have been left homeless after more than six-hundred homes were wrecked by a massive downpour of rain which hit Liberia’s second most-populated county over the last few days.
The violent storms have de-roofed several homes in the nine electoral districts in the county with Ganta in District No. 1 and Kwendin Town in district No. 9 been greatly affected in the process.
FrontPageAfrica has gathered that since the storm hit the affected areas, many residents have been without assistance from both the local and national government.
Some eyewitnesses told FPA that representatives from the areas affected have failed to reach out to the residents affected by the storms.
As a result, many residents have been forced to linger on the streets and since the storm which started on April 30 and continue to wreak havoc.
Many lost their belongings and entire life’s collection as a result of the storms.
In the city of Ganta, more than 30 houses including churches and government Schools were ruined.
The Zokeseh Public School and the John Wesley Pearson Extension High School in the LPMC Community were among eight communities in Ganta badly hit by the storms.
In Domah Town on the Ganta-Kpain highway, more than ten houses were destroyed.
More than 20 homes were reported ruined in Kwendin Town in District No. 9 with other damages reported in the rest from the nine electoral districts in the county.
Some residents affected by the storm are calling on the local and national authorities to come to their aid.
Among them, Ma Lucy Wtuo, a mother of ten children who told FPA correspondent in the county that said the storm destroyed her five bedrooms home built by her late man.
Mr. Nya Vahn, Principal of the John Wesley Pearson Extension explained that both his home and school were greatly affected by the violent storm. “I hope that the authorities will come to our aid because we have nowhere to go and nowhere to turn,” Vahn lamented.