Lack of law enforcement in the country has been identified as one of the reasons for the perennial flooding in the nation’s capital.

According to the Deputy Chairperson for National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mrs. Augustina Akumaning, people build in waterlogged areas without considering the implications of their action.

She noted that people do not have regard for the laws of the land,and this, she said, has compounded the serious environmental problems for the country.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Thursday, Mrs. Akumaning said the annual flooding situation can be prevented if people change their lifestyle towards the environment.

Mrs. Augustina Akumaning noted that people dispose off solid waste in gutters with impunity but turn to accuse the government in times of flooding for doing little to save the situation.

She therefore called for re-establishment of community watchdog committee to protect the environment from being polluted.

She maintained that McCarthy Hill to Nyanyano and its environs have been identified as earthquake prone zone, yet people have built houses in these areas.

The Ga south Municipal Engineer, Emmanuel Anderson has stated that human activities accounted for the perennial flooding.

Mr. Anderson said the Ga south Assembly has made several attempts to eject hawkers at the Kasoa toll, who generate a lot of plastic waste, but people have accused the assembly for being insensitive.

Meanwhile, an Officer at the Ghana Meteorological Services, Kafui Quashiega said the rains will continue till November 5, but was quick to add that the coming weeks will not be as heavy as Tuesday’s own.

He added that active part of the rains has been shifted to the Western Region.

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