Clergy to govt: Stop making empty promises about floods

The Catholic Bishops Conference has charged government to stop making vain promises and fix the perennial flooding problem in Ghana.

‘For all this time, what we have witnessed is government officials and ministers visiting flood scenes to commiserate with the victims and to make long empty promises to fix the situation,’a statement released by the Chairman of the Conference, Most Reverend Osei Bonsu noted.

The Bishops said despite government’s promises , the situation has been the same over the years.

‘Year in and year out, the same situation keeps recurring without any concrete practical steps being taken to address it holistically.’

The Bishops, whose views side with that of the Progressive People’s Party’s (PPP) Kwesi Ndoum, also asked city authorities ‘not to give building permits to people who build their houses on water courses.’

‘Those who flout such building regulations must be dealt with according to the law.Every Ghanaian should accept that when we flout our laws, we will all one day inevitably face the consequences of such an act,’ it said.

They extended their condolences to the bereaved families and directed all Catholics to pray for the departed and donate blood to save the ailing.

Many have criticized government for failing reduce the impact of floods in the city since the floods and a fire at a fuel station killed over hundred people.

The victims were killed in a fire explosion while seeking shelter during Wednesday Torrential rains.


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