Thousands of people in Ketu South Municipality are trapped in their flooded homes as heavy rains continue to batter the area for three weeks.
The floods have affected about 20 communities and disrupted economic activities and education in the municipality, which is located at the south-eastern corner of Ghana and shares a border with Togo.
The Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Torgbi Alossode, said that no relief items have been distributed to the flood victims yet, as they are still assessing the situation and the damage.
He said that some of the worst hit areas include Agbawema, Ahiatakukope, Awakorme, Hastukope, and Akame near Agbozume; and some communities in Klikor.
He also said that five basic schools have been shut down due to the floods.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, has urged NADMO to act swiftly and provide assistance to the affected people.
She also called for the closure of all schools in the municipality for the safety of the children, as the roads leading to them are covered with water.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Maxwell Lugudor, said that the floods were caused by lagoons overflowing their banks.
He said that the assembly plans to dredge the lagoons as a short-term measure and build mini dams in some of the border communities as a long-term solution.
He said that no casualties have been reported so far.