The government is to responsible for contributing to the ongoing flooding in Accra and other regions of the nation, in part because certain villages lack drainage systems, according to the ranking member of Parliament’s Works and Housing Committee.
On Thursday, Mr Vincent Oppong Asamoah remarked on Joy FM’s Middaynews that it seemed like the government was solely concerned in building roads.
Government spending on drains is unimportant. He questioned, “How do you build roads without building drains?”
He claims that because there are no drainage systems, when it rains a lot, the built-in roadways get swept away.
Government must prioritise drain building, he continued, particularly in Accra given that the city is located in a low-lying location.
“We lose a lot of money every time it rains if you have a city like Accra and you don’t put so much money into construct drains and covets well,” he said.
His worries are in response to reports of flooding in several areas of Accra following Wednesday’s heavy rain.
Heavy rains on Wednesday entirely blocked off Peace Town, one of Ngleshie Amanfro’s neighbourhoods in the Ga South Municipality.
As rain is anticipated, Dr Joseph Porturphy, the Deputy Director of Forecasting at the Meteorological Department, has asked those who live in flood-prone areas to migrate to higher ground.
Since it is the rainy season, he claims that rain is predicted to continue until the second week of July.
So, we’ll again beg you to leave if the region is prone to flooding. He pleaded with them, “Come back when the rain stops.
Dr. Portuphy said that there should be other routes used and cautioned against travelling to often flooded areas.
Again, he cautioned motorists to use caution on the road and to park their cars in flooded areas until the water subsides.