Drainage systems in Ledzokuku Constituency choked

Most of the drainage systems in the Ledzokuku constituency are choked with refuse and other waste materials, a situation which has raised public health concerns.

The Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency, Mrs Benita Sena Okity-Duah, last Thursday led the Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Vincent Oppong Asamoah, and the Ledzokuku Krowo Municipal  Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Seth Badu Tawiah, to inspect the choked drains.

Places visited
The team inspected drains at Teshie Sangonaa, Nkome Nfa, Teshie Lascala, Sangojor and the GREDA Estates.

One common feature identified during the inspection was the stench that emanated from the drains.

Blocked drainage systems
Mrs Duah said most of the drainage systems had caused flooding in the past, adding that “just a few weeks ago and before Christmas, we experienced a disaster in the constituency”.

Mrs Duah also said a lot of structures had been erected on waterways, thereby blocking the flow of water during the rainy season.

She called for a change in people’s attitudes, especially in respect of sanitation.

In her interaction with residents, Mrs Duah advised them not to throw rubbish into the drains. She also cautioned them about the possible flooding of the area if they did not change their attitude.

Demolition exercise
Mr Tawiah told the journalists that the assembly had passed a resolution to destroy all structures built on waterways.

Though he would not disclose the period the exercise would take place, he said it  would begin after the necessary consultations had been done.

Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing
Mr Oppong Asamoah said the ministry of Water, Resources, Works and Housing was working hard to expand most of the drainage systems in Accra.

He said the government had made a lot of investments to improve the drainage systems in Accra and gave the assurance that most of the systems in the Ledzokuku Constituency would be cleared by March this year.

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