Head of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe says the Accra mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije must be sacked following the recent flooding in Accra.
Franklin Cudjoe argues that the mayor should be sacked or forced to resign because his promise to end that flooding in 206 has proved futile. Earlier, Oko Vanderpuije had noted that the AMA had desilted the main drains and obstacles that cause flooding.
“The commitment to make sure that we remove all obstacles, distill and dredge the Korle and the Odaw to ensure free water flow will continue unabated. That is my assurance to the people of Accra and indeed the whole nation that the people’s capital is ever safe than before… last week we had three or four days of severe rains and the city was able to withstand the circumstances and the aftermath of the rains… we will be very steadfast in our monitoring of the environment to ensure that we do not allow people to build in our waterways,'' the mayor had assured.
Accra was submerged after rains which began at about 4am on Thursday persisted throughout the day. Several areas of the capital were flooded, with individuals and businesses counting their losses. The development comes a year after the June 3 flood and fire disaster claimed 153 lives in Accra.