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'Bad leadership is the cause of Accra's fatal floods'

DEADLY FLOODS: Downpours have caused widespread flooding in southern Ghana

THE CHAIRMAN of the National Peace Council in Ghana has attributed the perennial flooding of Accra and its environs to bad leadership.

According to Professor Emmanuel Asante, Ghana's leaders have failed to enforce the by-laws that govern the capital.

“For the last few years, it appears that there’s heavy downpour in Accra, we are in trouble," he told Citi News. "This can be attributed a number of things, the first of which is the leadership itself. We have by-laws in this country that should be enforced."

"There is too much impunity,” he added.

The streets of Accra, the country's capital, have been left under water after the torrential downpours caused widespread flooding two weeks ago.

The nation's capital was hit bit 185mm of rain on Jun 12, which is more than they would expect for the entire month of June, Al Jazeera reported.

This is the wettest month of the year with an average rainfall of 178mm.

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