Killer floods: Gov’t should place greater value on human lives-Media practitioner

Bernard Elikem Buachi, Editor of and

A media practitioner; Mr. Bernard Buachi is asking government to place greater value on the lives of Ghanaians and people living in Ghana.

He was speaking in an interview on Homebase TV on the annual floods in Accra and other parts of the country during the rainy season. These floods usually take lives and destroy property.

Five people including a military officer died during last week’s torrential rainfall in Accra.

Mr. Bernard Buachi, who is the editor of and was sad that successive governments continue to toy with the lives of Ghanaians. He explained that these floods have been occurring every year over several years now and yet government has not been able to change the narrative.

He questioned what “our leaders learn when they embark on their numerous foreign trips” and urged them to learn from their counterparts in more developed countries.

“Until we start valuing the lives of the people in this country and putting in place measures to safeguard same, we are not going anywhere as a country” Mr. Buachi opined.

He told host; Kofi Doe Lawson (aka RSM) that it will take a concerted effort to stop people from building in waterways, throwing garbage in drains and doing other things that contribute to an unsafe environment but the government has to lead the way.

He also suggests that Ghanaians begin to judge their politicians by how they fix some of these life-threatening situations.

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