- The Accra mayor says Accra is prepared for the rainy season
- Mohammed Adjei Sowah says all chocked gutters and drainage systems have been dredged
- Accra continues to experience severe flooding during the rainy season
The mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has made a very serious promise to the people of Ghana especially residents of the capital city.
The confident mayor says Accra will not experience any floods during the rainy season. According to the mayor, all chocked gutters in the capital have been desilted stating that his conviction comes from recent downpours which resulted in no floods.
“We have prepared in far advance for the rains. We have invested heavily in desilting the drains. We have invested heavily in dredging the storm drains. And that’s why it could rain for four and half hours to five hours in Accra and you will not see Accra being flooded”, the Accra Mayor stated.
Meanwhile, the mayor has argued that his actions can only be successful if the culture of littering is controlled in the capital. The mayor says there is no need dredging and desilting gutters only to find residents dump rubbish in them again.
“The truth of the matter is that you cannot guarantee tomorrow because once you continue to desilt and dredge it [the drain], then tomorrow somebody comes to dump more refuse inside. So I cannot guarantee tomorrow. It is your attitude that will guarantee tomorrow that there will not be the flood in Accra”, Mr. Sowah argued.
Floods in Accra continues to be a serious issue to the government. Ghanaians felt the utmost effect of flooding on June 3rd after days of heavy downpour which lasted for hours.
Unfortunately, the flooding coincided with the gas explosion at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra which saw the deaths of several victims.
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