Some school children at the weekend appealed to the government to put in measures to reduce the impact of disasters associated with heavy rains in the country.
Recalling the negative impact of recent floods in Accra and other parts of the country, the children expressed worry about the loss of lives and property and said that should not be allowed to recur.
This came to light in moot news cast by children of Anbert Gardens, a private basic school at East Airport, near Teshie at the school’s 10th graduation ceremony.
The ceremony was on the theme, “Children – investing in their future.”
They presented the news in the English, French, Twi, Ga, Ewe and Hausa languages to draw the attention of the government to repair and build more bridges, develop more storm drains and provide emergency response facilities to mitigate the impact.
The children also appealed to the public not throw refuse into gutters and urged the law enforcement agencies to strictly enforce the rules and regulations to ensure a clean environment.
While commending the government for initiatives to prevent and control floods, the children called for early warning mechanisms to avert possible disasters.
Mr. Joseph Korley, an Accountant and Educationist, who was the guest speaker, said investing in education required parents not only to finance their children’s education but must spend quality time with them and take active interest in what they did at school.
He suggested to parents to set aside educational funds or contribute into backing schemes that would benefit their children.
Mr. Korley advised parents to check how their children appeared in school, since appearance reflected the image of the parents and guardians.
He further urged parents to get their children to be more interested in science and mathematics as a way of boosting the national science drive.
Mr. Benjamin Mensah, a media practitioner, who chaired the ceremony, said it was incumbent on parents and guardians to seek the spiritual welfare of their children by always praying with them.
Mrs. Christiana Lamptey, the proprietress of the school, expressed appreciation of the school to parents, staff and pupils for their support.
The children, who put up poetry, dance and drama performances, expressed their thanks to the management, teaching and non-teaching staff and their parents and guardians for their support.