Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has consoled families of the 12 Ghanaians who lost their lives in two separate floods in the capital Accra.
Nana Akufo-Addo incurred the wrath of some Ghanaians on social media after tweeting to commiserate with France when the historic Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames Monday but went mum over the tragedy in Ghana.
I beg to differ Mr President. Ghanaians are more shocked at your performance thus far.— nuacoo nunoo (@nuacoo_nunoo) April 15, 2019
You are there given condolences to uninvited issues. Ya fr3 wo? Di wo fie asem mtcheeeew! 🙄 Look at how PDS is using our gadgets as consoles, I don’t know whether is grand theft they are playing or Contra?— WinkyWorld 🌍 (@Gokem_gh) April 15, 2019
Mr. President, am still waiting for the presidency to say something about the rain that killed at least 7 people over the weekend ooo— Awuku Seth Darko (@Ksnad) April 16, 2019
Yes we all know Notre Dame cathedral is about architecture, history, and culture in fact is more or less like religion but Ghana 1st la
Twenty-four hours later, the president seems to have succumbed to pressure to commiserate with Ghanaians following the passing of 12 people through floods in two weeks.
The news of the death of 12 persons in the recent flooding that hit our nation’s capital is very sad. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. 1/3— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 16, 2019
GH¢197 million has been released to the Ministry of Works and Housing to desilt choked drains, the contracts for the works have been awarded, and are ongoing. 2/3— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 16, 2019
Beyond addressing issues of infrastructure, our attitudes towards sanitation have to change as well, in order to help tackle the problem of the perennial flooding of Accra. Every effort is being made by the public authorities to deal with this problem. 3/3— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 16, 2019
Military couple die
A Ghanaian married couple serving in the Ghana Armed Forces lost their lives in last Sunday’s rains and their child reported missing, disaster officials said.
The couple, Staff Sergeant Arthur Jabez and Warrant Officer (WO) Sarah Kuadzi, were on a military pickup which was swept away during the flood at suburban Ashaiman near the harbor city Tema.
Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) discovered their bodies in an open drainage along the 19-kilometre Accra – Tema motorway in an area called Adjei Kojo.
Two other bodies were retrieved in a drainage bringing the total number of discovered dead bodies to seven after hours of downpour in the capital Accra.
A total of 12 persons have lost their lives over the past two weeks in flood.
Source: Daily Mail GH