Much as I concede, that successive governments have done little relative to curbing perennial flooding in our cities, I believe, that the attitude of the “typical Ghanaian” is the major contributory factor that cannot be swept under the carpet.
A woman dumping refuse into a main drainage
Dumping of rubbish into major drainages, indiscriminate littering on the streets, at lorry parks, markets etc by both hawkers and pedestrians, building on waterways without recourse to law just to name a few are the very reasons that have culminated in the challenge we face after the slightest downpour.
Some have said, government should ban plastics, others have also said, soldiers should be deployed onto the streets to sanitize the system because we’re undisciplined as a people.
Obrempong-Nana Kwaku Ampomah is a native of Abompe in the Eastern Region and has lived in Anyinam and Asamang Tamfoe in Eastern Region and Kumasi, Ashanti Region, from 1996 to 2005, 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to date respectively. Since 2016, Obrempong-Nana has been a freelance journalist
and responsible for Fishing for stories to feed a host of radio and TV stations like UTV, Kumasi fm, Ahotor fm, Adehye fm, Abusua fm, Kings Radio, Otec fm, Metro fm, Power fm, Good life fm, Eastern fm, Kingdom fm, Adoa TV, Ashh fm, solid fm, Today's radio, just for few, across the country. He's currently the host of the following programs, Asɛm Yi Di Ka, Time With The Priest and Hwɛ Mmra No Mu on YOA Radio, an online Radio based in Accra-Ghana. He's also the CEO Obrempong-Nana Media. He's much interested in writing Articles and Script Editing. His bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led
him to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles.
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