Following the current Accra floods, which have added to the city’s long history of being swamped whenever there is a persistent heavy downpour, an old video of President Akufo Addo on how to deal with the threat has surfaced.
During a four-day downpour that began on Saturday and lasted four days, the same old story of destruction to life and property was repeated.
Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo, stated in the throwback video that he will not use the country’s money to fix the problem unless Ghanaians change their attitudes, which include pouring trash into gutters, which contributes significantly to property destruction.
“We want this, we want that but the attitudinal change that will enable us to bring value to these demands that is always left out. Up till today, whiles the Odor river is being dredged, there are still people at home when the rains come think that the easiest way to deal with dirt in the house is to throw it out into the gutter.
Those things have to come to a stop. We all have to speak to each other to bring those things to a stop because if we don’t, no matter the investment that we make at the end of the day we will be back to square one and I’m not prepared to spend your money in that way again”.
I am not prepared to spend money to fix the drains if you don’t stop throwing Garbage into the Gutters.. Nana Addo pic.twitter.com/O4A4idPha9
— Mahama 2024 (@CitizenTechiman) May 24, 2022