Government to build underground drains at Nkrumah circle

Government to build underground drains at Nkrumah circle

As one of the important steps to curbing the flooding problem in the capital, government is expected to begin construction of underground drains at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

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Samuel Atta-Akyea, the minister for Works and Housing was speaking on Onua FM, stating, "Very soon we shall start[the construction] because it is our topmost priority and America, Brazil and Israel are the countries which have shown interest to help us and we shall go in and see which one will help the nation before we start the project."

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According to him, three countries including Brazil and Israel have expressed interesting in aiding with the construction of the drains.

Mr. Atta-Akyea noted that an extensive dredging system will be needed to completely end the issue of flooding, especially since most residents tend to dispose of their solid waste in the drains and gutters. A habit which contributed to flooding whenever it rained.

He further indicated that government is currently sourcing funds for the project which is estimated at 700 million dollars, but was optimistic that resources needed to execute the project would be acquired.

On Sunday, heavy rains in the capital Accra left many parts of the city flooded, including the new Kwame Nkrumah interchange, which is popularly known as 'circle Dubai.'

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