Though President John Dramani Mahama believes Thursday’s heavy downpour which nearly marred the beauty of Ghana’s 57th Independence Anniversary celebration was a sign of blessing and good things to befall the nation, he impliedly slighted the Ghana Meteorological Services Department for their inability to forecast the rain early enough.
But an Aspiring Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Nyamah, is certain the heavy downpour was a symbol of tears from the country’s forefathers whose effort in achieving independence for the has been trampled upon due to the poor management of the country after 57 years.
Ascribing the downpour to the effects of climate change, President Mahama noted that, “It has not been normal for rainstorms like this to happen at this time of the year, early in March.”
He however impliedly slighted the Meteorological Services Agency (MSA) for their inability to forecast last Thursday’s rain early enough.
“We must be better able to predict the weather. We did receive a storm warning from the meteor service but we received it this morning and a bit too late. So this means we must sharpen our ability to be able to predict how the climate and the weather is going to behave so that we can adapt to it,” he said.
Sharing his view on this on Okay Fm, Richard Nyamah expressed surprise at the president’s call on the MSA to give early notice of the weather pattern since the agency has been complaining of poor equipment to forecast the weather condition efficiently and timely.
“…President Mahama should rather blame the Deputy National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization, Anita De Soso for failing to inform him (Mahama) when the information about the weather pattern was given out a week prior to the anniversary by the Meteorological Service,” he said.
Touching on the heavy downpour which nearly disrupted the Independence Day celebration, Richard Nyamah described President Mahama’s existence as a “disaster”, stressing that the falling of the rain on March 6, was simply a confirmation of who really the president is.
“It is clear that this government will blame everyone for this disaster except themselves. This is because the President himself is a disaster. And so what is disastrous about not giving him information on a pending disaster? What will the President have done differently to stop the rain? Or will they have deferred the 6th March celebration?” he quizzed.