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Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has explained that gov’t is constructing more storm drains to check flooding in Accra.

Currently, there are some twenty-one (21) dredging and desilting works currently ongoing in Greater Accra. These include works ongoing at South Kaneshie, Sukura-Mampon, Mataheko, Kaneshie Highway, St Mary’s at Korle Gonno, Calypso Drain at Kpone Katamanso, Awudome, Kwashie Bu, Bale Down Stream, Castle Drain at Klottey Lagoon and Agbogbloshie.

Additionally, there are 11 storm drains currently under construction at Odawna, Abeka, First Light (Kaneshie), Madina Maye Hot, Gbawe Drain, Awoshie Mangoase, Sukura Mampon, Haatso, Morton International School, Awudome Down Stream, and North Industrial Area.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, she explained that the flooding in Accra and some parts of the country has become a national canker which needs to be addressed permanently.

"So the President has made it abundantly clear, that he is committed to stopping this flood issues," she said.

She added that though the activities of Ghanaians are the major cause of these floods, government still needs to do its part by ensuring that these drains are constructed on time to make sure that no more lives are lost when there is a heavy down pour.

Regardless, Ghanaians should help by desisting from continually littering about as it is a major problem.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, inspected ongoing dredging works on the Odaw river, and the construction of a storm drain at Kaneshie First Light in Accra.

The Kaneshie First Light storm drain project is aimed at helping to alleviate the perennial flooding at the place.
The project is being implemented under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources by the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project.

The Project is being funded by the World Bank.

Source: Isaac Kwame Owusu/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]

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