Every year, several families are displaced from their homes as a results of floods during the raining season but Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye says this will gradually become a thing of the past.
According to him, the Nana Addo led administration has in the last four years spent GH¢230 million to help prevent floods in some parts of the country.
Touring some major drainage projects in some flood-prone areas in Accra on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, he said the government has put in a lot of work to help solve the issue of flood.
He also added that the government remained committed to resolving the issue of perennial flooding.
“Government has committed a lot of resources, especially within the Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration. Within the last four years, on drainage provisions alone, the government has spent GH¢230 million and you saw the dredging work at Odawna that is being done by Dredge Masters. In fact, I’m amazed at the work done so far.
“This annual dredging has helped the country prevent another major flooding. The government will continue to commit resources towards addressing the issue of flooding,” he said.
He visited the Korle-Lagoon dredging site, the IRECOP dredging site, the Odaw dredging site at Circle and Caprice.
It has become a normal phenomenon in Accra any time it rains, most part of the capital floods with a little drop of rain.
There have been discussions about the perennial flooding in Accra and how to curb the situation. Most of the issues have been linked to choked gutters, littering and building in waterways.