Don’t blame government alone for perennial floods – Kweku Baaku Jnr

The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baaku Jnr has chided Ghanaians for being quick to blame the government for the havoc caused by perennial floods in the country.

According to him, while government takes a huge chunk of the blame for not putting in place the needed structures to control the floods, Ghanaians are equally to blame for the situation.

A heavy downpour Wednesday night submerged several parts of the capital with the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Avenor, Kaneshie, Adabraka, Mallam Junction being the worst hit.

There was also an explosion at the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle leading to the death of more than a 100 people.

Kweku Baako Jnr who was commenting on the floods on Newsfile on Joy FM/Multi-TV said attitudes of Ghanaians must change.

He recounted that this is not the first time Accra has been ravaged by floods. He said the nation’s capital in 1968, 1959, 1994 and 2010 suffered similar fates.

“There is something really wrong not just with government, not regimes, they take the larger share of the responsibility because they are in charge of the purse. They draw programmes and they have to execute them so yes regimes, administrations and governments I say allocate the greater portion of the blame on their shoulders,” the editor noted.

“But I think as Ghanaians we are part of the problem. The individuals, families, commercial enterprises and all the rest are part of the problem.”

He believed strongly that as a country, “We need to start enforcing [laws]. Some of the laws [are there] enforcement of those could help a lot.”

Kweku Baako said he won’t make the unfortunate perennial floods a political issue “because the problem has been here for far too long and I’m not sure any of us can excuse ourselves relative to the blame.”

Rodaline Imoru Ayarna, Second National Vice Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) also commenting on the issue called for the enforcement of laws in the country.

Story by Ghana | | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)

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