Mon. Dec 9th, 2019


theVoice of Reason

The Floods we Caused

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Cause and effect is the relation between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the first event is understood to be responsible for the second.

This is a relation between a set of factors (causes) and a phenomenon (the effect). Anything that affects an effect is a factor of that effect. A direct factor is a factor that affects an effect directly, that is, without any intervening factors.

We created the cause and pray for God’s intervention on the punishment of the rains that flooded, the city of Accra on the 3rd of June 2015. I just don’t understand why, when the effect is upon us we wonder if it’s a punishment from God. How is that possible?

The flood disaster that occurred recently had a cause. It was choked gutters and improper drainage system, and the effect is what we experienced; flooding. Why is it a punishment from God?

We are all responsible for this tragedy and we can blame each other for eternity but the bottom line is if we don’t eliminate the cause it will happen again. Since the 1970s, floods have been a problem and lives have been lost over the years. We as a people have decided throughout these years not to do anything about it by politicizing issues. And the problem has compounded and this is the result.

We must be encouraged to do something about this situation to prevent this catastrophe from ever happening again. The power to make that change does not lie in the hands of the government but with us. When we all decide that never again should we experience floods, only then that, we may never experience it by our own cause.

So let’s stop looking up to the government to solve the problem. We should all unite and make this problem a thing of the past.

What happened did not only claim the lives of one political party but possibly all of them. When they were fighting for their lives on that faithfully day, they stood as one people, there were no divisions.

When they were holding their hands waiting for the rains to stop, they held their hands as one people trying to survive. They help each other to survive, even though some died, those who saw them die, felt pain. It didn’t matter the political party or ethnic groups they belonged to, nothing mattered at that moment. It was only, the love they shared for each other as first human beings and at second Ghanaians

This is the love I encourage each one of us to have for each other. The love that surpasses all divisions and unites us as one people, will find a way to solve this problem we have all created. Every life that was lost is on each one of us, no one has any moral right to point the finger at anyone.

Do you know why? It’s because we all contributed to the cause, by littering.

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