Rains We'll prevent Accra from flooding this year - Atta Akyea

He indicated that these activities were being jointly carried out by his ministry, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Sanitation Ministry and the assemblies.

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Samuel Atta Akyea – Works and Housing

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The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea has outlined a number of measures that will not cause Accra to flood during the raining season.

The NPP MP for Abuakwa South said such measures will bring relief to residents in the city when the rain start.

He indicated that these activities were being jointly carried out by his ministry, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Sanitation Ministry and the assemblies.

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He said this includes pulling down structures erected on waterways, removing silt from major water courses, construction of drains and dredging of the Odaw River.

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Minister of Water Resources

 

The Minister said this while answering questions from Parliament on the preparedness of his Ministry for this year's raining season.

He said they were also updating the hydro and urban geographical map and would be conducting hydro-geological studies on “a basin by basin basis”.

Mr. Atta Akyea indicated that “if Ghana should have a permanent solution, we should go to places where you would not see filth floating in drains, where you would not see any sewage - everything is underground”.
 

He said although that was going to cost huge sums of money, it was better to go that path to have a permanent fix.

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