- Ghana Meteorological Agency has revealed that floods in Accra are going to increase this year
- According to GMET, the 2020 season is going to be similar to or slightly lower in terms of rainfall amount and distribution than last year’s
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The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) has revealed that floods in Accra are going to increase this year due to the low resilience of the area to adapt to heavy rains.
According to GMET, the 2020 season is going to be mostly similar to or slightly lower in terms of rainfall amount and distribution than recorded in 2019.
A report filed by GraphicOnline indicates that the vulnerability of residents in Accra had increased as a result of the continuous construction of structures in water areas, inadequate and choked drainage systems, among others.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, February 27, 2020, the Deputy Director and Head of Research and Applied Meteorology of the GMET, Francisca Martey, advocated the need for Ghana to improve on safety mechanisms, particularly within lowland areas in Accra.
Mrs Martey urged individuals residing in lowland areas in Accra to move to higher grounds or safer places before the rains set in.
She also advocated for an improvement in the capacity of the national health systems and national platforms for disaster risk reduction.
Projecting when the rainy season would start, Mrs Martey said the rains were expected from the final week of February to the third week in March in the forest zone, with the coastal belt, comprising the west and the east, expecting them from the first week of March through to the second week in April.
For the transition zone, the rains were expected from the fourth week of March through to the second week of April, while the North, Upper East and Upper West zones were projected to experience rain from the second week of April through to the second week of May, she added.
In other news, former president John Dramani Mahama has taken a dig at the governing New Patriotic Party and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Nana Addo has nothing more and new to offer Ghanaians beyond his four-year mandate.
“Don’t expect anything better than what they’ve done. The onus lies on you to vote with your conscience in this year’s election,” Mr. Mahama told the chiefs and people of the Asutifi South Constituency of the Ahafo Region during his Speakout tour.
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