“Water is extremely useful but if it is not tamed it can cause extreme destruction and hardship” and we are currently battling with such a scenario as the spillage from the Akosombo Dam wreaks havoc that will take years or even decades to come to terms with the long-term effects.
If you live in Accra, which is the capital of inflation and enjoyment (all rolled into one) then you are conversant with the annual ritual of flooding and media reportage of “once again torrential rains have hit the Accra Metropolis…………….a team of ministers, NADMO officials have visited the site to ascertain the impact on….”-GNA. Unfortunately history repeats itself.
What is happening in areas affected by the spillage is unthinkable and devastating. Have we learnt any lessons and are we planning ways of doing this better should the need arise? Could we have set up equipped camps before asking people to relocate? What is the impact especially on children who have to leave their home under such circumstances? There are more questions than answers but as always the Ghanaian in us has risen up to the challenge.
What are some of the immediate challenges as we clean up?
The Painful Reality of Flooding
We all know by now how unforgiving water is when not managed appropriately. Many individuals and businesses are supporting the move to bring some sanity to those affected. What can we do as well?
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/ Mobissel
*Dr. Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise. He is the author of the award-winning book, ‘Unravelling The Essentials of Health & Wealth.’
Thought for the week – “If it takes you 10 minutes to take a bath, about 3 women in the world would have been diagnosed with breast cancer by the time you are done; think about that. Remember that though rare, men too may get breast cancer.”
I look forward to interacting with you at The La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Corporate Healthy Lifestyle Programme on Saturday 28th October 2023 at 6am.
Let’s walk, exercise, network and share ideas that will keep us healthy.