Lydia Forson has refuted President Akufo-Addo’s claim that the Accra Floods are caused by choke gutters.
President Akufo-Addo said in a speech at an event in Canada that the behaviour put up by some Ghanaians does not help—as they dump refuse in gutters when it is raining.
“We want this, we want that but the attitudinal change that will enable us to bring value to these demands that is always left out. Up till today will as the Odaw river is being drenched there are still people at home when the rains come think the easiest way to deal with dirt in their houses is to throw it out into the gutters. Those things have to come to a stop. We all have to speak to each other in Ghana to bring those things to a stop. because if we don’t, no matter the investment we make, at the end of the day, we’ll be back to square one and am not prepared to spend your money in that way,” he said.
Commenting on this after the latest flood incident in some parts of Accra, the Ghanaian actress pointed out that the lack of proper drainage is a huge contributing factor to the Accra floods.
If discipline is to be instilled, Lydia Forson said it has to start from the top.
“Dear @NAkufoAddo A lot of the streets flooding don’t have the chocked gutters you spoke off, if anything, they lack proper drainage and that’s a huge contributing factor. To suggest it’s just us throwing rubbish in gutters disregards all of these other factors.
“While I appreciate that this issue predates your government, you’re the one in power now and it’s you we will look up to. Also, the change you will need from us, has to start from the top, so it can trickle down to the bottom,” she tweeted.