#AccraFloods Establish emergency centres – Mahama directs NADMO

The directive came in the wake of Wednesday’s torrential rains which claimed hundreds of lives.

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  play Prez Mahama
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Ghana’s president John Mahama has directed the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to establish emergency centres in the country to rescue flooding victims.

The directive came in the wake of Wednesday’s torrential rains which claimed hundreds of lives.

President Mahama emphasized on the need to take strict measures to permanently deal with the annual flooding saying “our first priority right now is to save lives and prevent any further suffering of our people.

“But beyond that we would take the tough measures that are necessary to prevent such disasters from recurring in the future. The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Hydrology Department of the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing and the city authorities will also work to coordinate the clearing and expansion of our water ways and the de-silting of our drains.

“Drastic steps are necessary here if we are to permanently address this perennial problem. We would intensify our efforts to expand and modernize our drainage system. In this endeavour I request your understanding and corporation of Ghanaians to set right what has been wrong with our country for far too long.

“We cannot continue to allow a situation where the convenience of a few undermines the safety of many.

Over 100 people are reported dead while properties running into millions of cedis destroyed by the torrential rains that fell for over three hours.

Some people had gathered in front of a Pharmacy Shop at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle near the Goil Filling Station adjacent to the GBC Towers to seek for refuge from the heavy downpour but unfortunately lost their lives following a fire outbreak at the Goil filling station.

The flood caught the attention of the international media as the BBC and The Telegraph reported on the unfortunate situation.

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