The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has indicated that it will serve a great purpose if they are given more powers to demolish illegal structures on waterways.
Public Relations Officer for NADMO George Ayisi Boateng explained that the organization’s inability to demolish illegal structures on waterways is one of the major setbacks in tackling the recurrent flooding situation in the country.
He was speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
He said NADMO would need more powers and the legal backing to demolish such buildings to help curb the flooding situation.
He further expressed the readiness of NADMO this rainy season.
He advised Ghanaians to take precautionary measures and stay safe.
He went on to state that the flooding situation we have witnessed over the period could be blamed on the unlawful structures built on waterways. “We do not have the powers to demolish illegal structures. If we get such powers, we would be able to demolish all such illegal structures built on waterways,” he lamented.