#AccraFloods Stop making empty promises about floods - Clergy to gov’t

Over 100 people were reported dead while properties running into millions of cedis destroyed by the torrential rains that fell for over three hours.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Catholic Bishops Conference has asked government to stop making empty promises and fix the persistent flooding problem in the country.

“For all this time, what we 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…Year in and year out, the same situation keeps recurring without any concrete practical steps being taken to address it holistically,” a statement released by the Chairman of the Conference, Most Reverend Osei Bonsu noted.

Ghana in recent times was submerged in flood following torrential and consistent rainfall especially in the capital city, Accra. Over 100 people were reported dead while properties running into millions of cedis destroyed by the torrential rains that fell for over three hours.

Following the incident, many have criticised government for failing to reduce the impact of floods in the major cities.

The clergy is suggesting that city authorities should not give building permits to people to build on water courses adding that, “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”.

They extended their condolences to the families of the victims and directed that all Catholics should pray for the departed and donate blood to save the ailing.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Corruption Mahama officials refunding wrongly pocketed NCA cash – Ministerbullet
2 Confession This is the real story behind Atta Ayi's arrestbullet
3 Grabbed Trafficking ring busted, 7 girls rescuedbullet
4 Corruption Fight Radio station host leads massive "Fabewoso" demo...bullet
5 Helicopter Saga Ghana Gas: ‘missing’ helicopters with militarybullet
6 Sex Trade Fetish priestess arrested for recruiting young girls...bullet
7 Corrupt Officers BNI investigates Mahama's gov't officials...bullet
8 Protest Somanya residents clash with ECG over high...bullet
9 Secret Recording Immigration boss hot over Aisha Huang's...bullet
10 Fighting Corruption I won't protect corrupt officials...bullet

Top Videos

1 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power projects – Philip Addisonbullet
2 Video Edward Gyampana is the teenage design genius who needs your helpbullet
3 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
4 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
5 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
6 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
7 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
8 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
9 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more...bullet
10 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence...bullet

News