17th May 2024

Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea,

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has asked the citizenry to voluntarily help in desilting drains in their communities to prevent flooding during this year’s rainy season.

The Ghana Meteorological Agency has predicted rainfall patterns falling between normal ranges to slightly above normal.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Mr Atta Akyea noted that, as the government works assiduously to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, it will not be in the interest of the nation to allow itself to be overwhelmed by floods because of the anti-social activities of unpatriotic elements.

It is in this direction that his outfit, together with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, are urging the public “to voluntarily embark on the desilting of choked drains in their own neighbourhoods to permit the free flow of sewage.”

“Let us wear our face masks, do social distancing, and voluntarily desilt our choked drains. It is in our best interest to do so. The three ministries and the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives will lead this national voluntary exercise,” he added.

Mr Atta Akyea was concerned that the continuous throwing of garbage into open drains has caused the country to lose millions under the National Flood Control programme.

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