President Akufo-Addo has said one of the surest ways of addressing perennial flooding in Ghana is a change in the attitude of citizens.
He said until Ghanaians changed their attitudes, Accra and major parts of the country would continue to flood. As an example, he noted how some people dispose of rubbish in drains.
Addressing a meeting with the Ghanaians community in Toronto, Canada, Nana Akufo-Addo said “no amount of investment aimed at finding a solution to Accra flooding will work if our people continue this way’’.
‘‘Up till today, whilst the Odaw River is been dredged, some people think that the best way to dispose of rubbish is to throw it in the gutter, how do we stop flooding with this attitude?’’
“Lets speak to our families at home, if we stop this habit we will solve this flooding in Accra,” President Akufo-Addo revealed.
Government, has however, come under serious criticisms for doing little to address the worsening flooding situation in major urban areas.
The dredging of the Odaw River, is ongoing, with the aim of mitigating the situation but this has offered a little reprieve in the past.
Successive governments have spent several millions of cedis in an attempt to address the problem but there have been no significant improvement in the situation.
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