Just after about two hours of rains yesterday the city of Accra got flooded, leading to the collapse of bill boards and buildings in the city. This is a yearly situation that is slowing down the progress of Ghana as a country. What is surprising about these issues, is the blame-game carried out by bodies supposed to ensure the implementation of bye-laws in metropolitan areas.
The ordinary citizen blames the AMA, the AMA blames the lands commission, whiles the Lands Commission blames the citizenry for not obeying simple laid out rules and regulations. There is one thing that is clear though, this situation has happen more than once, or twice. It is a has become a yearly ritual Ghanaians have become used to and prepare for around rainy seasons every year.
Frankly, I dont think the world should come to our aid should our capital be consumed one day by uncontrolled floods because this is a problem that has been staring at us in the face for the past decade and even beyond. The ealier a long lasting non-political solution was proposed to this epidemic, the better.