In response to the recent statements made by the Sanitation Minister, Freda Prempeh, Okudzeto Ablakwa questions the accuracy of her claims, insisting that there was no government effort to evacuate the over 30,000 people affected by the VRA-induced floods. He challenges the Minister to clarify where they had initially planned to relocate his constituents, who are currently enduring extremely inhumane conditions in makeshift classrooms.
There was absolutely no effort by government to evacuate the over 30,000 people affected by the VRA-induced floods.
Can she tell us where they had intended to evacuate my constituents to? Is it the classrooms where they are forced to be now under extremely inhumane conditions?
Where is the proof of alternative housing arrangements made by government?
And what does she mean by “we asked them to move?”
The Sanitation Minister should sanitize her thoughts and understand in very clear terms that my constituents and all those affected across the country by her government’s negligence and ineptitude are not squatters.
Our forebears were here as land owners centuries before the Akosombo and Kpong dams were constructed.
My people are down and out due to failed leadership, don’t kick them with your callous lies, crass ignorance and gross insensitivity.
Ablakwa concludes by expressing his concerns for his people, who are suffering due to what he considers failed leadership, and implores the Sanitation Minister to refrain from perpetuating untruths, demonstrating ignorance, and showing insensitivity towards those affected by the crisis.