Dredging Works At Odaw And Korle-Lagoon Shows Govt Commitment To End Flood- Housing Minister

The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye has expressed satisfaction with dredging works done at the Odaw river and Korle-lagoon as he says government is committed to ending flooding.

The Minister who was on an official tour of ongoing works by his Ministry in Accra on Tuesday also disclosed that he is touring flood prone areas to ascertain the level of works done by Dredging masters.

In that regard, he commended Dredging masters for the quality works executed so far adding that the dredging would help prevent any flood disaster.

The Minister, as part of the tour, visited the Korle-Lagoon dredging site, the IRECOP dredging site, the Odaw dredging site at Circle and Caprice.

Mr Asenso Boakye also reiterated government’s commitment towards resolving the issue of perennial flooding disclosing that government has spent about gh230million on the prevention of flooding in the country.

He later expressed worry over the activities of people who desilt the major drains adding that solving perennial flooding is a collective responsibility

The Operation’s Manager for the Dredging Masters, Sena Kofi Adiepena also assured the government and Ghanaians of their commitment towards dredging the entire drains as he says, they believe after their work is done, there won’t be any major disaster after any heavy rain downpour.

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