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Ghana, our beloved country, has a huge flood problem. Since independent, more than 2 million people have been affected by floods, bringing in economic hardship to the nation. In every year, one or two major flood disasters occurs in the country.

And Accra, the capital city of Ghana, faces the biggest flood problem as it is the key source of human vulnerability in the city.

In Ghana, especially Accra, floods are mostly caused by seasonal rainfall combined with poor drainage, the dumping of waste into waterways and the increase number of slum settlements. These huge flood occurrence expose people to health problems, food shortages and mental stress as people's properties are destroyed in the flood. The government must take measurements to prevent floods from happening in our cities. 

Instead of the government always waiting for the floods to occur, then repairing damaged infrastructure, clearing waterways and demolishing properties built close to drainage channels, more permanent solutions must be put in place to prevent the occurrence of flood in the first place.

Long and permanent measures such as building storm drains and dams that will hold back overflow water must be constructed. And putting in place proper waste management, as this will help prevent throwing of waste materials that block the drainage systems, preventing flood waters from flowing through.

Thanks for reading. Like, comment and share. And let do our best to prevent floods from occurring in our cities.

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