Blame game We are all to blame for Accra floods – Mahama Ayariga

Admitting that governments have failed to put in proper structures to curb flooding, Mr. Ayariga noted that the public is partly to blame.

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Minister of Environment, Mahama Ayariga says all Ghanaians must accept responsibility for the June 3 flood in Accra that claimed hundreds of lives and caused major destruction to the city.

Speaking on Citi FM’s The Big Issue, Honourable Ayariga remarked that governments and Ghanaians have failed to do what is right.

“We have to be honest and frank at this stage. At this time, I will say that all of us have not done what we should have done to get things to work… so I will say that all of us have failed.”

Admitting that governments have failed to put in proper structures to curb flooding, Mr. Ayariga noted that the public is partly to blame.

“When I listen to people blame each other, I think that all of them are right. The political establishment hasn’t done what we ought to have done, the local government authorities who are also part of the political establishment haven’t done what they had to do and the law enforcement agencies honestly have also failed us.

“Equally important is the land owners themselves also haven’t done what they ought to do and indeed, ordinary people who have had to take decisions, where to site a building, etc may not have been diligent as they ought to be or they have been too desperate about where to site and have a decent place to live that they have been driven to do the wrong things…”, he stated.

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