Apostle Kelvin Enoch, head pastor of Kingdom Rheyma Church Ghana situated at Kasoa Lawyer, off Nyanyano Road in the Central Region of Ghana has charged Ghanaian leaders, especially the Chiefs to eschew the indiscriminate sale of waterway Lands to avoid the increasing spat of floodings in the country.
According to him, the June 3rd disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Goil filling station in Accra, should be a wake-up call to the government to put in the necessary measures to avert the perennial floodings in the country.
In an exclusive interview with Newsghana.com.gh on 10th April, 2018, Apostle Enoch explained that, “We experience flooding in the country yearly, mainly because of the haphazard construction of houses, especially on water courses, the poor drainage system and the poor waste management challenge that leads to residents turning drains into refuse dumps.”
He further stressed that, till date, there is no clear-cut policy from government to tackle the perennial flooding problem in the country which is very worrisome. Adding that, government has greater opportunity to take the right measures to reduce the negative impact of the floods on the citizenry.
Emphasizing, he said “Let us not sit down and fold our arms and wait for disasters to occur, then we begin to sympathize and give people State burial or put people in agony, while we have the opportunity to correct the problem in order not for it to occur.”
Apostle Kelvin Enoch, further charged the government, traditional rulers and those that matters to take steps to desilt the drains, remove unauthorised structures and complete the various drainage projects to pave way for the free flow of water during the rainy seasons.