“I Admonish Every Citizen To Desist From Depositing Household Solid Waste Into Drains” –F.A. Boakye
The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asensio-Boakye has admonished the general populace to desist from depositing household solid waste into the drains.
According to him, desisting from such behaviors will help support efforts of the government in maintaining drainage capacity.
Addressing Journalists in Accra on Sunday, he said “I hereby admonish every citizen to desist from depositing household solid waste into the drains in the bid to support efforts of the government to maintain drainage capacity”
The Sector Minister also said “We cannot overlook the negative effects that our subculture of dumping refuse into open drains is having on our efforts to improve community resilience to flooding.
Francis Asenso-Boakye told Journalists that a shared responsibility can help the country achieve its target of dealing with waste adding that it should not be left in the hands of the government alone.
The Minister for Works and Housing who doubles as Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region further mentioned that the Akufo-Addo government is working tirelessly on an ongoing project which will curb flooding problems in some parts of Ghana.
He said “A flood early warning system is being developed to enhance the flood resilience of communities within the Odawna drainage basin and beyond,”
The MP for Bantama Constituency also noted that the NPP government is working hand in hand with the World Bank to contrivance the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Project (GARID) which is targeted at dealing with the flood and solid waste management of the Odawna gutter.
Thinknewsonline.com has also gathered that the recent flooding which occurred in the Ashanti Region claimed 3 lives.
It is also emerging that last Saturday’s rain left some parts of the Shiashie stretch flooded and road users could not drive through.
Similar situations were also recorded at the Weija Barrier – West Hills Mall stretch of the Kasoa Highway, Haatso stretch, UPSA among others.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) is warning that there will be more floods in most cities in the country.
It noted that places to be affected include; Accra, Takoradi, Tema, and Kumasi.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith