Accra flood "The nation lacks effective and providential planning" - Kufuor

Former President Kufuor said it is time professional institutions pressurise the government to prioritise and take the right decisions to avert disasters.

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on professional institutions to influence the government into making the right policies for the country to avert disasters in the country.

He said happenings which occurred last Wednesday only exposed the nation as not having done enough to solve the flooding situation the country was confronted with although various governments had done their best to resolve the problem.

Mr. Kufuor bemoaned the fact that the country lacked a sustained and co-ordinated effort to develop, not only in flood management but in all facets of national life saying “the nation lacks effective and providential planning and comprehensive prioritising of development projects.

“As tragic as it may seem, the worse could befall us, if we did not begin to put our house in order as a nation,” he added.

Mr. Kufuor, therefore, called on professional institutions to use their practical know-how and develop up- to -date technology to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as floods.

Speaking at the launch of TV3's “June 3 Disaster Support Fund”, Mr. Kufuor stated that the expertise of those institutions would be needed to strive and pull through the flooding situation the country had been confronted with over the years, adding that “individuals could not be blamed; it is a challenge where knowledge is required to solve.

“It is time our professional institutions pressurise the government to prioritise and take the right decisions,” he added.

He also suggested that emergency services should also react promptly to minimise the extent of disasters.

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