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Dredge Masters Limited, a local company with expertise in dredging, has started dredging the Alajo-Korle lagoon waterway in Accra.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE, the Operations Manager of Dredge Masters, Sena Adiepena, said the exercise which started in the last quarter of 2015 was to help direct water into the drains so that it flowed freely into the sea without causing any casualties to life and property.

The Operations Manager explained that the project was running concurrently in three sections:  Alajo-Caprice, Odaw canal and Korle lagoon.

He indicated that the company had taken delivery of heavy duty dredgers such as Water Master which could perform a triple duty of suction dredging, back and front dredging while in the water, a fleet of trucks and other earthmoving devices.

The Operations Manager did not say when the project would be completed but mentioned that the company would be at the job for some time to ensure that flood water flowed freely along the waterway into the sea.

Mr Adiepena was happy that a lot of public sensitisation was taking place to encourage members of the public to manage their waste properly and not dump waste in drains.

He explained that the practice had the effect of delaying the dredging process, which according to him was about 30% done.

Some of the fishermen at the Korle lagoon in James town, Accra, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, said they were happy about the progress of work, stating that the dredging that had taken place had made it possible for their fishing boats to set sail freely.

The Communications Manager for Dredge Masters, Roland Walker, bemoaned the conduct of Ghanaians in waste management, saying that it was wrong to pour indiscriminate waste into drains. He added that the recent rains in Accra had revealed a number of weaknesses with regard to waste deposits.

Mr Roland Walker expressed hope that with the high level of expertise of the Dredge Masters staff, a lot would be achieved to end floods in Accra.
Source: Daily Guide

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