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Ghanaians can only have disaster-free rains if... - Zanetor

Speaking during the National Sanitation Day at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle exercise over the weekend, Dr. Zaneotr said “People cannot just drop waste in the nearby Korle Lagoon and expect disaster-free rains”.

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“I am, therefore, here to join people in the constituency to desilt choked gutters and clean the environment to show the way that disasters are preventable,” Dr Rawlings added.

According to her, she is very concerned about the effects of sanitation-related diseases on the health of individuals.

“As a medical doctor, I am also aware of the effects of malaria and water borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea on the people,” she said.

Over 150 people lost their lives in a tragic flood and fire accident last year June which many say could have been prevented if city authorities had done their job by ensuring the city is kept clean.

Accra Mayor, Oko Vanderpuye has however assured Ghanaians that Accra can now withstand floods as the Odaw and Korle lagoon are being dredged.

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