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Lands Commission head office flooded; documents, computers destroyed

Hundreds of documents, laptops, and scanners have been destroyed by flooding at the Lands Commission’s headquarters in Cantonments, Accra.

After Saturday night’s downpour, the basement of the new building was heavily flooded in water, resulting in the flooding of the basement-located Records Room, Files Room, and I.T. Unit.

According to officials at the Commission, the affected documents include deeds, land maps, and other land-related documents.
According to the reports, vital land records have also been “confused” as a result of the flood’s destruction.

Monday morning, when the news crew visited the Commission’s headquarters, it encountered Commission employees drying documents in the Office’s forecourt.
Some Commission employees were also observed rummaging through the documents in an attempt to save some and reorganize the disorganized ones.
A team of cleaners was also saw frantically removing water from the basement.

The crew stated that they arrived to work on Monday to discover the devastation caused by the flood waters and that they would be unable to work today as a result.

They attributed the flooding to the construction of new buildings next to the main Head Office building, which they claimed obstructed the water flow into neighboring sewers.
In the meantime, officials at the Head Office remained silent on the topic.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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