- Sammy Gyamfi says Akufo-Addo and his NPP government are just 'talkatives' and 'braggarts'
- According to him, the NPP is always talking more but delivering little
The Akufo-Addo government is full of 'talkatives' and 'braggarts', the National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has said.
According to him, appointees of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are only good at talking but have delivered very little.
Sammy Gyamfi was speaking on government’s inability to contain the recent floods that have wreaked havoc in the capital.
He criticised government for failing to dredge the Odaw and the Korle lagoon to manage the heavy downpours at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
He said the floods have become more severe under the Akufo-Addo government than it was during the erstwhile John Mahama administration.
“The little desilting they were supposed to do in primary and secondary drains have not been done; except bragging and talking, that is what this government knows best,” Gyamfi told Accra-based Okay FM.
“If you have a government that is full of talkatives, they will always talk, they will talk more but deliver little, this is what you will see.”
"We don’t see how the situation can be minimized significantly, but at least, it is a must for the government to be up and doing . . . through the help of the media they should intensify education on the dangers of rainfall and human movement,” he added.
The NDC national communication officer also called on the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to double up its efforts.
He said emergency services, facilities, resources and logistics must be readily made available to help the victims of the floods.
“If we don’t make such emergency services available, a lot more people will be stranded, displaced, a lot more people will die and properties will be destroyed. And we will not be able to provide any relief for those who will be affected,” Mr. Gyamfi said.
Heavy downpour on May 29, 2019, led to the flooding to many communities in Accra and other parts of the capital.
Areas like Dansoman, Shiashie, Kaneshie, Adabraka, the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Ring Road Central and Darkuman were all flooded following the heavy rains.
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