Mr. Alfred Agyemang, Head of Operations National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Eastern Region has called on the assemblies to do due diligence when issuing contracts and permits for construction works.
According to him, most of the construction works undertaken are financed by tataxpayersnd therefore there must be value for money.
Indicating that, if they Arcano due diligence some of the projects will be well scrutinized so that the right structures are put in place.
Mr Agyemang made this statement on Koforidua based Freedom Radio’s ‘Yen Man’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng when he gave a submission concerning the recent floods in the New Juaben municipality and parts of the region.
He said most culverts are very small and therefore can’t contain the volumes of water that passes through and indicated that there have been calls by some stakeholders to resort to building box culverts that are more open and able to contain more volumes of water.
He pleaded with the engineers at the assemblies to develop well-structured drains and culverts that can stand the test of time.
He appealed to residents in the FL flood-prone areas of the Nyerede electoral area to relocate to higher ground until the rainy season is over.
Advising the communities, he urged them to indulge in communal labor to desilt their gutters and drains to ensure the free flow of water during this rainy season.