The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo over the recent flooding in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The party in a statement said, “the crass incompetence, ineptitude and the cluelessness of the Akufo-Addo government is what has led the nation into this particular quagmire.”
It added that while the John Mahama government worked to ensure that the Odaw was desilted during the dry season to avert such flooding, Akufo-Addo government had failed in undertaking such an exercise.
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“The Mahama government consistently undertook annual de-silting of the Odaw and Korle in order to minimize the rate, and mitigate the effect of flooding in Accra. Unfortunately, the Akufo-Addo-led government hasn’t shown much commitment to this program in the last two years,” the statement noted.
The NDC’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi who signed the statement said the government sat aloof during the dry season despite warnings from various stakeholders.
The National Disaster Management Organizations (NADMO) has confirmed the death of three persons after a downpour on Wednesday afternoon in Accra.
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The deaths and loss of properties from flooding in is not new Ghana as it has been the situation for several years.
Successive governments have spent several millions of cedis in an attempt to address the problem but there has been no significant improvement in the situation.
The most popular forms of interventions undertaken by governments including the Akufo-Addo government has been to dredge the Odaw river which has been constrained as a drain.
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