Accra Floods : Desilting Odaw drains is ''useless'' to me - Atta Akyea
The Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea, says desilting the Odaw drains is one of the ''useless'' exercises he has witnessed as a Minister.
According to Mr Atta Akyea without an attitudinal change in the handling of filth, desilting of the drains will be unnecessary. This follows a social media circulation of a woman who was captured in a video disposing rubbish into a drain during last Wednesday's rains.
Speaking on Starr FM the Works and Housing Minister said :
The Minister also indicated that the major cause of flooding in the country is due to the negative attitudes of some Ghanaians
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) confirmed the death of three people in the most recent flooding in the capital on Wednesday, May 29 after a heavy downpour.
The downpour led to the flooding of several parts of Accra, notable among the flooded areas in the capital included, the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Odawna, Asylum down, Adabraka and Dome.
Meanwhile, Dredging and haulage operations in the Odaw channel and Korle Lagoon started in April 2019 and according to the company in charge, Dredge Masters, it had so far desilted over one million cubic meters of waste material from the Odaw River and Korle Lagoon.
Dredge Masters commenting on the flooding also said that desilting the Odaw drains reduced the flooding which occurred on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, significantly