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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Flash floods in the Ghanaian capital Accra have left at least 23 dead, with the Army called in to deal with a growing public emergency, reports the BBC.And, as we all know, if there is a drought, it is global warming and, if there are floods, it is global warming. Except that, for once, we get a local commentator by the name of Emmanuel Dela Coffie, with a superb blog, who says otherwise.

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Emmanuel Dela Coffie wrote:
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It appears that our leaders have over the years played so much politics with settlement and unauthorized structures on water courses thereby leading to the very avoidable flood disaster we are experiencing today. It has become a yearly ritual to be talking about flooding with no concrete action taken as we forget as soon as the rains subside.


Change 'unauthorized' for 'authorised' and you would have Britain down to a tee. Houses have been built on flood plains. Rivers are not dredged (Cumbria). Sewerage is not maintained (Doncaster). Flood defences just push problems downriver.


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