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I’m amazed with Dredging works at Odaw and Korle-lagoon- Works and Housing Minister

The Minister for Works and Housing Hon. Francis Asenso Boakye has expressed satisfaction with dredging works done at the Odaw river and Korle-lagoon.

The Minister who was on an official tour of ongoing works by his Ministry in Accra on Tuesday also disclosed that he is touring flood-prone areas to ascertain the level of works done by Dredging masters.

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In that regard, he commended Dredging masters for the quality works executed so far adding that the dredging would help prevent any flood disaster.

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“As you all know I’ve just assumed office I have started touring projects under the Ministry. I am amazed by the quality of works by the dredging masters…This dredging works will prevent another major disaster”, he emphasized.

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The Minister also reiterated the government’s commitment towards resolving the issue of perennial flooding disclosing that the government has spent about gh230million on the prevention of flooding in the country.

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“Since June disaster government has instituted annual dredging that is why there is no flooding. It is obvious that govt has done a lot in tackling the perennial flooding” Hon Asenso-Boakye stressed.

He later expressed worry over the activities of people who desilt the major drains adding that solving perennial flooding is a collective responsibility.

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“As a development partner, I see development as a collective responsibility. Dumping of bicycles and refrigerators into gutters is what is causing the flooding”, he said.

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Hon. Asenso Boakye, therefore, called on the Citizenry to be responsible and charged the MMDCES to enforce the by-laws to prevent any potential flooding.

The Minister, as part of the tour, visited the Korle-Lagoon dredging site, the IRECOP dredging site, the Odaw dredging site at Circle and Caprice.

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