Civil Engineer, Abdulai Mahama has blamed technocrats at the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies for perennial flooding in the national capital, Accra.
He said technocrats shirk their responsibility by authorizing construction on waterways.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Mahama called for stricter measures that will ensure technocrats discharge their roles effectively.
“This is where I feel that technocrats who are employed at the local government ministry or sent to the local assembly are failing the country and the earlier we start to sit up and find officers who append their signatures to buildings on waterways or areas of interest, the better for all of us.”
“We will not save the situation by the way officers are left the hook when they are shirking their roles at the various assemblies or departments.”
Parts of Accra were flooded after close to a 10-hour downpour which started on late Monday morning through to Tuesday morning.
This comes barely a few days after most parts of Accra got flooded after close to a 10-hour downpour on Saturday.
There have been efforts to address flooding in the major drains at Circle and Alajo permanently, but the drains get chocked again after they are dredged.
Government believes the Greater Accra Resilience and Integrated Development project (GARID), an initiative aimed at tackling flooding, may offer some solutions to the challenge.
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