In scene that can only be described as Venice In Ghana the newly constructed Circle Overpass got flooded after a heavy downpour in Accra on Sunday afternoon. Ladies and gentlemen Dubai turned into Nzulenzu the Ghanaian town built on stilts hanging on a river or better yet Venice the city built on water.
You will remember the Mahama government reconstructed the Kwame Nkrumah circle into an interchange. This interchange is said to have the longest flyover in the whole of the West African subregion. The new circle interchange also boasts of a water park which dazzles patrons with its bright changing coloured water fountain.
All the taxpayers money that was spend on this wonderful edifice could not save it from Accra’s annual flooding which 2 years ago caused the death of dozens of Ghanaians at the Goil filling station at Circle.
It looks like we’re back to square one with the flooding of Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange. Once again Ghanaians have to come to terms with the fact that unless we change our attitude to waste disposal and clogging of drains Accra will keep flooding after every heavy downpour.