Dr John Kissi, a Technical Advisor at the Works and Housing Ministry has called on Ghanaians to complement the effort of the government in curbing the perennial flooding across the country.
According to him, the government is committed to solving the perennial floods across the country and since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assumed office Gh 450 million has been spent on construction of new drains, desilting, excavation and drainage maintenance to help eliminate flooding.
He made this statement in an interview on Koforidua base Freedom Radio’s ‘Yen Man’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng, when he answered questions on the ministry’s plans with regards to flooding in the country.
‘We are doing more to identify areas that are experiencing flooding and as well develop new projects that will help solve the problem’ he stated.
Dr Kissi indicated that, should the government spend millions of cedis to construct new drains and people don’t change their attitude but continue to dispose of refuse into the drains, then we are doing a great disservice to ourselves.
He stated that the sector Minister, Hon. Asenso Boakye has told Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCs) to ensure that they don’t issue permit to people to build in wetlands, waterways and in cases where people have already built in such areas they should ensure find ways to ensure that the buildings do not obstruct the water.
Story by freedomradiogh.com