President Akufo-Addo would today, May 21, 2019, tour some parts of the Greater Accra Region to inspect on-going works aimed at reducing flooding in the capital.
Monday, May 20, 2019's downpour left several suburbs of Accra flooded, disrupting traffic flow in the process. There have been reports of several places and homes inundated by flood waters.
Areas like Asylum Down, Shiashie and Haatso, were among the hardest hit.
The residence of founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga was also caught up in the flooding as pictures surfaced of him contending with the water.
The president is however expected to visit dredging works on the Odaw River and the storm drain at Kaneshie First Light.
It is expected that today’s inspection would give President Akufo-Addo firsthand information on the national capital’s flooding situation for appropriate actions to be taken.
The government has already committed GHc200 million to address the perennial flooding challenges nationwide.
The funds are to be used for desilting, excavation and construction works under the National Emergency Flood Control Works.
The Ministry of Finance initially approved GHc5,500,000 for desilting and excavation works and later approved GHc194,500,000 for construction works on May 22 and July 27, 2018 respectively.
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Source: Yen News