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Annual flooding is a “collective failure” – Bawumia

Several parts of Accra were flooded on Thursday after hours of rain.

 
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Speaking on Citi FM’s Citi Breakfast Show Friday, Bawumia said any time it rains and there is flood, “We promise ourselves that we will fix the problem and then the next rainy season comes and it is the same problem.”

“I think it is a collective failure on our part as a country. These things should be solved.”

The former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana added that “We should all collectively blame ourselves” for the  flooding because “we haven’t prioritized some of the basic needs that have to be taken care of if we are to make progress as a country.”

No human casualties have been reported yet, but reports say residents, especially those around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Tema and surrounding areas have lost some properties.

This comes barely a week after the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije announced that 45 percent of work had been done by way of dredging major drains in the city.

The rains which began Thursday dawn, is likely to persist for a while, the Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned.

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