Government earmarks GHc 197 million for floods control - Minister
In the wake of flooding with the early rains, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has revealed that government has approved hundred and ninety seven million Ghana cedis to control flooding in the country.
Date Created : 4/16/2019 5:24:53 AM : Story Author : Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanadistricts.com
According to the Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, the amount has been allocated to the Ministry of Works and Housing, the Hydrological Works Service and they are up to the task, and added that they just had a meeting last week Friday.
“To make room for the numerous vulnerable groups we have flood control is on the mind of all Ghanaians, as the rains have started kicking in, it looks like we are having early rains and the country must prepare for it. We are very grateful for the rains, but unfortunately the rains can also cause havoc through flooding at unexpected places, if the floods get away into the sea we do not have a problem, when people do get locked up in their homes then we do have a problem”, she lamented.
She made this remarks when she visited the Greater Accra Metropolitan Areas (GAMA) sanitation and water project offices at the Institute of Local Government studies at Madina.
And further noted that desilting of gutters and drains will be carried out, and when this is being done we do not “expect any body to drop anything in our gutters”.
“We are all fed up with people pouring their garbage and rubbish into the gutters and drains if you are caught you will be jailed”, she lamented.