We must treat floods as National Crisis – Dr. Zanetor Rawlings

In Ghana, floods occur every year, which adversely affects livelihoods, property, infrastructure, lives and renders many people homeless.

Medical Doctor and the member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle Constituency Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has expressed his disgust to how flooding is being handled in Ghana.

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According Dr. Zanetor, she has been wondering for long about how long we will allow annual floods prevail as we continue paying lip-service to the flood situation.

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Touring some of the areas affected by floods within her constituency, Dr. Zanetor noted that, we must treat floods as a national crisis and deploy the necessary resources towards providing a permanent solution to help curb and floods in the country.

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She added that, we must seek permanent solutions to the floods by re-engineering of our drainage, de-silting of existing drains, the proper management of solid waste, adherence to building regulations, enforcement of our laws and also take collective responsibility for the problem as individuals and government.

Dr. Zanetor Rawlings

Below is what Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings wrote on her Facebook page after touring areas affected by floods within her constituency

In the last few days, whilst touring
communities within my constituency to
assess the damage caused by the rains, and provide some relief items to affected
constituents, I could not stop wondering how long we will allow this to prevail. We cannot continue paying lip-service to the flood situation. We must treat it as a national crisis and deploy the necessary resources towards providing a permanent solution re-engineering of our drainage, de-silting of existing drains, the proper management of solid waste, adherence to building regulations, enforcement of our laws… government, individual and collective
responsibility.

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