The Ministry of Works and Housing Hon. Atta- Akyea espoused that drastic efforts are underway to mitigate perennial flooding in the country as the rains set in.
According to the Works and Housing Minister, response oriented measures are being put in place to attract investment into the drainage and sewage sub sectors of the Country in order to address the associated problems.
To this effect, the World Bank he revealed is responding favorably to the call of the Ministry, and is currently supporting the Greater Accra Climate Risk Integrated Drainage (GARID) Project to mitigate drainage and related problems within the Odaw basin.
The minister sighted poor waste management-both solid and liquid, Building and construction on water ways among others as the course of flooding in the country.
However, cautioned the public to desist form the culture of damping garbage into the drain.
“The upshot is that, this subculture chokes the open drain, the mass of water runs off and translated into flooding”, he asserted.
“Until we destroy this subculture, the situation that eats our meagre budget will persist”, he added.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Atta Akyea made these remarks on the floor of Parliament to the Ministry’s preparedness in permanently fixing the drainage and sewage challenges faced by the country ro avoid any causualties during the rainy season.
Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Delali Gavor/ Parliament