The Ghanaian ‘vulture’ never builds its house after the rains
DEAR Ghana, let’s not forget the troubles many parts of the country go through, with the least downpour.
When it rains for few hours, many parts of the inner cities and some towns flood. What did we not do right?
Procrastination has been attributed to the vulture; it vows to build its nest when the rains subside, but postpones that with the sunshine.
Plenty pledges, speeches, working and consolatory visits are made when it rains and floods, causing havoc, yet such commitments are not adhered to after the floods.
The ministry responsible should hasten to complete ongoing storm drains nationwide. Damaged ones should be fixed.
It is time for the institution of a Sanitation Day of some sort to help minimise adverse impact of the rains, as many of the drains are emptied of their contents during the exercise.
Wastes should be immediately collected and disposed of by the Assemblies.
Religious bodies could use their platforms to sensitise their congregations to their responsibilities in preventing floods.
Citizens should take up the responsibility of avoiding plastic waste littering.
The NADMO should create awareness on flood disaster through intensive public education, as its objectives indicate.
Unauthorised structures on watercourses should be pulled down to save lives and property
Bridges connecting villages, schools, hospitals, farm gates and critical services should be installed now.
Climate change should be a wake-up call on institutions entrusted with resources to plan and manage our towns and cities.
Past happenings should guide our actions and inaction.
Everyone should play their role to control flood!
The June 03, 2015 disaster should, at least, teach us lessons and remind us to do the needful.
Child Worker & Etiquettes Coach,