A rainstorm in Hain in the Jirapa Municipality of the Upper West Region has ravaged a number of a installations and property leaving in its wake uprooted trees and electricity poles and a number of public instructions.

The tempest did not spare the local police and fire stations, parts of the residence of the headmaster of the Hain Senior High Technical School and most critically the almost complete Hain market.

The rainstorm which lasted for close to two hours ripped off the roofs of market stalls and an office which was about 98 percent complete and was scheduled to be handed over to the assembly in a few weeks time.

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) of Jirapa Municipality, Hon. Nicholas Soyiri and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zongo Development Authority and parliamentary candidate for the Jirapa constituency, Hajia Aisha Salifu inspected the damage to the market.

The construction of the market is part of several Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) projects ongoing at various locations across the municipality some of which have been completed, others are ongoing whilst others are yet to be commenced.

The MCE and Deputy CEO are currently on a sensitization tour of the SOCO projects across the municipality and are in consultation with the SOCO office to assess the possibility they fund the renovating the damaged market which has affected the roof, ceiling and parts of the walls.

SOCO is a World Bank and European Union sponsored for selected northern regions to prevent conflict spillage from the Sahelian region by improving social and economic resilience and strengthening regional dialogue across Gulf of Guinea countries.


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