The Ashanti Regional Secretary for the Conventions Peoples Party (CPP) Abdul Salam Issah has caution the president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to focus on fighting the flooding issues in the country rather than building a national cathedral.
“Instead of spending money on flooding in Ghana which is a major issue why would the government invest in national cathedral which will not bring any benefit to Ghanaians” Salam quizzes.
According to him the government should invest heavily in solving issues on flooding by evacuating people in the waterlogged arears and also demolish buildings on waterways for water to pass when it rains.
Heavy rainfall has precipitated flooding in elements of Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central region this month (June).
Flooded roads were pronounced in parts of Accra, inclusive of withinside the Osu,Kaneshie Market ,Obetsebi-Lamptey Roundabout, Awudome, Okponglo, Shiashie Adabraka, Weija, Teshie, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Dansoman, Tse Addo,Tesano and Tema Station Junction areas.
Some houses and stores withinside the capital was flooded and numerous cars were stranded in floodwaters. Similar scenes of flooding were reported in Ashanti Region areas like Airport Roundabout, Abuakwa DKC,Ohwim and in Cape Coast, Moree, and parts of Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese district in Central Region.
Mr Salam in an interview with Otec FM host of Dwaberem political talk show host Prince Nii Ade (Dr Cash) urged Ghanaians to contribute to government’s efforts by being responsible, “we can’t for instance continue to dump refuse into drains. We can’t fight flooding with this attitude.”
He says he is not enthused about the state of affairs and have drawn a connection between Cathedral project and flooding, “how can you choose building cathedral over solving flood situations in Ghana? where lies our vision for the country” he asked.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency has forecast similarly rainfall and thunderstorms throughout Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions are in all likelihood withinside the areas for the duration of the rainy season, which lasts thru late June.