The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Hon. Kwame Agbodza, is blaming the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy for the perennial floods in Accra.
Mr Agbodza says the over-concentration of resources on the successful implementation of campaign promises has relegated other developmental projects to the background.
His comment comes after many are counting their losses over a heavy downpour on Monday night that has caused havoc in their homes.
Already, low-lying areas in Accra and the Central Region have witnessed devastating flooding as many residents are displaced with properties destroyed.
Meteorologists are warning of more rains accompanied by strong winds in the next couple of weeks and have warned those living in flood prone areas to move out.
But Hon. Agbodza in an interview with Adom News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Abednego Asante Asiedu said government is to blame for the flooding in Accra.
He stated that, the Akufo-Addo government has allocated GH₵1.2 billion for free SHS and only allocated GH₵600,000 to the Works and Housing Ministry to tackle drainage problems in the country.
Hon. Kwame Agbodza said until government gets its priorities right, the people of Ghana will continue to suffer.