Urban planning and extreme flooding

The community of Taha is a developing suburb of Tamale, situated in the Northern part of Ghana. In the past two years, the community has dealt with the consequences of severe flooding, with many properties and businesses going under water. Taha is a fast growing suburb, and has seen a rapid influx of people. But this rapid influx has meant that proper planning has been neglected, and houses like this one have been built with no provision for water drainage, despite flooding being a recurrent problem here.