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Next NDC government will end perennial flooding in Ghana – Mahama

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The presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama says the perennial flooding in both the southern and northern parts of the country is due to the lack of effective planning and proper engineering.

According to Mr. Mahama, this can be fixed by engaging the services of experts and contractors who will be paid under the Big Push programme.

“Accra stands between the mountain range and the sea and when it rains the water has to find its way to the sea. But between the mountain and the sea is this big city which is unplanned with houses built on their water way so naturally the water backs up and floods the city.

“This is basically the problem and we need to get an engineering solution to it. Accra’s problem is engineering and also sticking to the planning rules,” he stressed.

The former President’s assertion follows various reports of havoc caused by floods in some parts of Accra and the five regions of the north.

From the middle of August to the end of September this year, parts of the North East Region have experienced massive flooding as a result of heavy rains, which were compounded by the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.

The incident resulted in about 13,469 people having their houses destroyed and some six others losing their lives.

While displaced residents have been moved into schools, churches, and temporary camps set up by the North East Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), authorities continue to appeal for help from philanthropists and other civil society organization.

In the southern part of the country, heavy rains in the past few days led to places like Adabraka, Sahara, and West Lands getting flooded.

As worrying as the situation is, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) says the current heavy rains, which are usually accompanied by strong winds would continue till November.

But with poor environmental practices including the building of houses in waterways and throwing of rubbish into open drains still an issue, many have expressed worry that more rains will lead to more havoc and deaths.

Touching on the development, Mr. Mahama who was speaking in an interview on Woezor TV said his next administration will manage the flood issue when he is voted into power.

The former President was optimistic that the measures that will be put in place by his government will end perennial flooding within the country.

“Now we have local government authorities that are not able to manage the development of our communities and we have traditional rulers who are willing to sell any land even in river beds.

“So the problem is an engineering one and it will take some huge amount of money to fix it.

“We are therefore trying to look at the Big push and see how we can channel some of the money towards that.”

He further added that these plans extended to all parts of the country that experiences flooded and not limited to Accra.

“There are also problems in other places like Kumasi and we will look at all of that but the north is crisscrossed by the White and Black Volta and when the Bagre Dam is opened their tributes are flooded.

“But although that is a difficult one, we came up with the Pwalugu Dam so that before they open their Bagre Dam we will open the Pwalugu Dam to take up the water,” he explained.

Mr. Mahama has also wrapped up his tour of the Central Region which started on Wednesday, October, 14.

 

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‘Hypocrite’ – Kwame A Plus Blasts Nana Addo For His Silence During Police Brutality In Nigeria (VIDEO)

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Controversial Kwame A Plus has expressed his disappointment in Ghana’s president, Nana Addo for refusing to issue statements to his neighboring country, Nigeria over Police Brutality in the country in the ongoing End Sars protests.

While the police brutality has become very severe in Ghana’s neighboring country, Nigeria, most Ghanaians celebrities are ‘pressuring’ the Nana Addo to issue a statement to Nigerian president to End Sar.

According to many including Kwame A Plus, the New Patriotic Party which is headed by president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo organised a funeral rite for late American hip-hop artist, George Floyd when he was also murdered through police brutality in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested.

Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng nicknamed A PLUS expresses his disappointment in President Nana Addo for his silence during #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, despite being vocal during Black Lives Matter protests in America.

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Mahama Sleeps With His Wife’s Maid – Chairman Wontumi Alleges

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Chairman Wontumi, The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, has alleged that promiscuity has lead to a rift between former President John Dramani Mahama and his wife Lordina Mahama.

Chairman Wontumi in an interview on the Wontumi Morning Show revealed that the former first family are currently living in different houses because Lordina Mahama does not trust her husband.

The NPP chairman also added that Lordin would not vote for her husband, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“Lordina Mahama has left her marital home. She is staying somewhere and I can assure you that she will never vote for her husband,” Chairman Wontumi revealed.

He advised former President Mahama to apologise to his wife rather than use his daughter Farida to court public sympathy noting that “John Mahama has been using the image of Farida to court public sympathy instead of begging his wife”.

He also disclosed that Lordina Mahama was angry when she caught her husband having an affair with her maid in their house.

“Lordina Mahama also caught John Mahama and her maid having an affair. Mahama really has hammered the maid”, the chairman added.

 

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WILL HISTORY BE REPEATED? NPP Lost When They Picked Number 1 While In Power In 2008

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When I heard that the NPP picked number 1 during the official balloting at the EC’s head office today, the only thing that occurred to me was HISTORY!

Talking about history, in 2008 when NPP was in power and had all the resources after parking the NDC in opposition for eight good years, many thought the much-yearned for Nana Addo, then flagbearer would take over from H.E John Agyekum Kuffuor, the incumbent.

Just like today, on the day of balloting under the watch of the then EC boss Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the NPP picked Number 1 – the spot sent a message of victory across the country among all party folks and sympathizers. Quickly the song below was composed.

Shockingly, the verdict for the 2008 election did not go in the favour of the NPP as expected by the majority of Ghanaians in the first round.

This was due to the fact that no candidate received more than 50% of the votes, hence, a run-off election was held on 28 December 2008 between the two candidates who received the most votes, NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo and NDC’s, John Atta Mills.

After the run-off, Mills was certified as the victor on January 3, 2009, by a margin of less than one percent. It is to date the closest election in Ghanaian history.

Since we are all reflecting on history, what does the NPP being in position with Nana Addo as flagbearer and picking number 1 on the ballot mean?

 

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