Former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday visited communities affected by torrential rains in the Upper East region.

During the visit, he interacted with and sympathised families displaced by the floods and presented relief items to support the communities in Chiana-Paga, Navrongo, Builsa South and Builsa North areas of the region.

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) also consoled those who lost relatives.

Almost 30,000 people including children have, unfortunately, been rendered homeless, with 28 people confirmed dead from the devastation and destruction of houses.

Accompanied by national, regional and constituency executives of the party, Mr Mahama also paid courtesy calls on the chiefs and elders in the various communities.