Accra floods: Kufuor must be held responsible - Rawlings

Accra floods: Kufuor must be held responsible - Rawlings

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has blamed former President John Agyekum Kufuor for overseeing the construction of hotels, restaurants, high rise buildings, in waterways.

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According to Rawlings, the construction of these buildings under Kufuor's watch was the main reason why the city is usually flooded

He made this known when the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) paid him a courtesy call on him at his office.

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Rawlings stated that Villagio was built on a waterway that gave other builders in Accra and elsewhere the guts to cite illegal houses and factories on waterways, pulse.com.gh reports.

"Nkrumah has left his legacy, the freedom, and Justice arch… I am saying that’s something he left. Do you want to know the one for Kufuor? Those Villagio villages", Rawlings said.

"...The Kufuor one. The Villagio villages were built on the waterway... the southern part of the motorway… why won't others do it? Their houses and their factories… That's his legacy! If he can do it, why can't others do it? He blocked the waterway!" he added.

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In other news, the second deputy speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has underscored the need for a law to ensure complete transparency in funding political activities.

According to him, all political office holders, from the president to assemblymen, have the civic responsibility to disclose the source of their campaign funds and how they spend them.

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express programme, Bagbin said the cost of running political parties and the cost of doing politics needs to be reduced.

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