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Ghana will continue to suffer worse flooding because we’re ‘stubborn’ people – Fmr Ambassador to US


The recent flooding in the country more especially the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi where properties estimated at several millions of Ghana Cedis were destroyed is traceable to the bad attitude of residents.

According to a former Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Daniel Ohene Agyekum, the attitude of Ghanaians more especially the people of Kumasi is inimical to the environment which needs to be changed immediately.

“I don’t think Nature is going to destroy itself. What is destroying the environment today is your own behavior. Throwing rubbish anyhow is the repercussion we are seeing now”, he observed while commenting on the recent flooding in the Kumasi metropolis leading to deaths.

Speaking to the drainage in Kumasi in an interview monitored by, the former Ashanti Regional Minister blamed both politicians and technocrats in the region for the situation the Garden City finds itself.

According to him, until city authorities are up and doing, the perineal flooding in Ghana will not end.

“Everybody is sleeping. Politicians and technocrats are all sleeping on the job. When right things are being done for the people in Kumasi, there is always political hands that will try to stop you from doing such right thing. The people will either stop you or threaten not to vote for you”, the former Regional Minister recounted experience.

The regional capital of Kumasi last Wednesday hit by massive floods, which destroyed several valuable items and caused nightmarish moments for the hapless residents.

Surprisingly, it rained in the Garden City for less than 40 minutes, but the after effects of the rain were horrible as the rainwater caused huge destruction to properties, running into millions of Ghana Cedis.

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