Policy think tank, Danquah Institute (DI), has called on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to work assiduously to ensure that the frequent fire outbreaks and gas explosions, as well as the annual flooding, are dealt with to the benefit of the country.

The call comes on the back of Saturday’s gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra, which led to the death of seven people, with some 136 people suffering various degrees of injuries.

According to the Institute, government will need to ensure that the right interventions are put in place, existing rules and regulations are followed and enforced, and negligent leaders are made accountable for their actions and inactions.

“Those who have been assigned responsibilities must justify the trust reposed in them; they must prove that they are up to their assigned mandate, and removed when they fail,” the Institute said in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dr Kingsley Nyarko.

“Is it not time for us to start holding our leaders accountable to their offices? Is it not time for us to hold our Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives and other duty-bearers accountable to their offices?” the institute quizzed adding that: “When we start relieving duty-bearers of their responsibilities for want of action or negligence, we shall be making progress.”

The Institute believes this is the surest ways of ensuring that man-made disasters are handled in such a way that human and material losses are reduced to the barest minimum, if not eradicated.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM


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