A sea of rain waters has brought the capital of the nation to excruciating standstill Wednesday morning.


The most important center of convergence or ‘rite of passage’ for most of the city’s dwellers - the Kwame Nkrumah Circle - has been cut off by a sea of brown waters lying peacefully but bringing pain and anguish to commuter who are simply watching helplessly.

Following torrential rains Tuesday night, the Odawna River overflowed its banks making any attempt to cross the road a perilous endeavor.
Vehicles from the north and north-western parts of Accra leave their passengers at the Ghanaian Times junction and simply turn and by 7am Wednesday the road between the Obetsebi-Lamptey Circle and the Ghanaian Times Junction had turned into a sea of frustrated commuters.

While some stranded commuters cursed, huffed and puffed, others rolled their sleeves and trousers and waded a few meters into the brown out of bravado and a desire to make comic a frustrating situation, rather than a genuine attempt to cross to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle - which was only a few hundreds of meters away.

There is unimaginable chaos and pandemonium as drivers try to outdo each other in a turnout of the junction.

The Graphic road is worse and no one is daring to go through that route to the Central Business District of Accra.

At a little past 8 am the floods receded and vehicles started streaking slowly to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle albeit with great caution.

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