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Accra Floods: Who is to Blame? A Great Lesson for us All

On 4th June , 2015, the nation of Ghana woke up to horrible News of the death of dozens of people in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra.A Goil Filling Station had exploded whiles people were gathered there for safety due to flooding. More than a hundred was confirmed dead and scores of others injured.The scene of the tragedy was unsightable. President John Dramani Mahama declared 3 days of National Mourning and called it a sad day in the history of Ghana as he rightly said "This loss of life is catastrophic and almost unprecedented.A lot of people have lost their lives and I am lost for words". Indeed, he wasn't the only one lost for words. Most Ghanaians and especially those who have lost their loved ones, are still trying to come to terms with what happened on this day. Just 2 days before, student of the Government Secretariat died at Agege near Dansoman in Accra after she fell into a flooded gutter. Joy News said the 20-year -old, Freda Serwaa  slipped into an open