Ghanaian Civil Engineer, Abdulai Mahama, has blamed Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta for the perennial floods recorded in the country.
If Ken Ofori-Atta wants to alleviate flooding in Accra and other regions of Ghana, he claims, he has to provide funding for the development of flood control buffer zones and interceptors.
Creating a buffer zone is urgently required to prevent a potential disaster and safeguard the safety of the nation.
The Auditor General’s report said that the Ministry of Works and Housing was scheduled to build around 18 buffer sites in Accra, but not a single one was built from 2019 through July 2022 in response to the floods in the nation.
He said “They were supposed to do a 110-kilometer stretch of the drain but they have done just 11 percent. That’s why I say that in any jurisdiction, the Minister of Finance would be charged for manslaughter because the people are dying.”
At last year’s June 3rd catastrophe memorial, the cabinet ordered Ofori-Atta to transfer funding to the Ministry of Works and Housing so that it could begin some of these emergency extensions, but he failed to do so, he said.
According to Ken Ofori-Atta, he should be prosecuted for manslaughter in the wake of the devastating floods that decimated homes and businesses.
Speaking on Accra-based 3FM, engineer Mahama said “As we speak not even one cedi has been released for the Ministry of Works and Housing for that purpose.
“Either it is disrespect to the Cabinet or disrespect to the whole community of Ghana. Of course in any jurisdiction, the Minister of Finance should be charged for manslaughter because the Minister of Works and Housing cannot do work without money.”