Titus-Glover, the Member of Parliament for Tema East constituency, has blamed the encroachment of lands along the Accra-Tema motorway for Monday’s flood.
The legislator who was speaking a day after parts of the motorway was submerged in water, said water could no longer seep into the ground and flow into the Chemu lagoon because some rich individuals have built on waterways.
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The flooding after Monday’s downpour caused huge vehicular traffic as a number of vehicles broke down, forcing drivers and pedestrians to walk through the water on the road.
This embarrassing incident, according to Hon. Titus-Glover will recur because some “rich individuals” have covered the tributaries of the lagoon with stones in order to reclaim the lands.
Sharing his experience on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, he said he could not use the motorway even though he had two important meetings due to the flooding.
The Tema East MP who embarked on a tour of his constituency disclosed that the lands around the Chemu Lagoon have been encroached upon, forcing it to overflow its banks when it rains.
The only way out, Hon. Titus-Glover suggested, is for the encroachers to be moved from the river bank to avoid future occurrences.
Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman