File photo: A victim of flooding

Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea has urged Ghanaians to be neat to reduce flooding in the country.

According to the Minister, gutters are not meant for solid waste because dumping solid waste in them gives room for flooding.

“Let’s be clean as citizens. When we put rubbish where water passes then our gutters will be choked,” he stated on Peace FM, monitored byAdomonline.

He said the government is spending thousands of cedis to desilt gutters when these monies could be used to develop other sectors.

“The government needs money to aid the Free Senior High School policy, build infrastructure and aid other sectors to develop. If we borrow money to desilt gutters and we put rubbish back in them then we are not helping  as citizens,” he stated.

He cautioned the general public to stay indoors when there is heavy downpour to prevent loss of lives.

“Every country is experiencing something called global warming, so floods are inevitable but can be controlled. I, therefore, urge all Ghanaians to stay indoors whether at work, in school or where ever they find themselves when it’s raining, it will be better not go anywhere than to go and lose your precious life,” he cautioned.

Source: Nana Aba Mensah

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