In this follow up interview about the recent flooding in Accra, David Ampofo speaks to Kofi Tsikata from the World Bank about what it will take to prevent such a terrible tragedy from happening again.
“We’ve seen it happen several times, It’s not like the warning has not been there,” Tsikata comments.
“Just about six or so hours of heavy rains over two days and the whole place is flooded. Its not just flooded but also, millions of people are displaced and we have 150 people and more dying needlessly. It is very sad, we didn’t have to do this to ourselves”.
Tsikata maintains that neglect on the side of the citizens as well as the government is a contributing factor to the deadly floods that took away so many lives.
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