Former President John Mahama has urged the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to speed up relief efforts in flood-hit areas.
No matter how little assistance the disaster management agency provides, it will go a long way to bring considerable amounts of reassurance and relaxation for the affected residents, the former president said Sunday, June 2.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2020 flagbearer was interacting with victims of last weekâ€™s flood around â€˜Sahara Ghettoâ€™ near Odawna in Accra. He consoled those who suffered a result of the floods brought by heavy rains.
Last week’s heavy rains left many parts of the capital flooded.
He noted that the situation could be serious â€œif we donâ€™t speed up the drainage effortsâ€ as more rains have been predicted by the meteo authorities.
â€œWe urge the authorities not to give up as they continue to unblock the drainage so that the water will flow when the rains come,â€ he said.
Addressing the residents, the former president also encouraged the communities to maintain a clean environment to avoid a possible cholera outbreak following the floods.
Accompanied the Klortey Korley MP, Zanetor Rawlings, the former president said: â€œOne of the major after-effects of flooding is the possibility of the outbreak of cholera and we donâ€™t want to see cholera in this place.â€
Earlier, members of the opposition party led by their parliamentarian organised a cleanup exercise in the Sraha Ghetto, Odawna and Adabraka areas and cleared debris in homes.
They also provided tricycles that carted the garbage to dumping sites without cost to the residents.