The company dredging the Odaw River, Dredge Masters says dredging done recently has significantly reduced the level of flooding experienced on Wednesday, May 29 2019.
Parts of Accra including Asylum down, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Adabraka, Kaneshie among other areas flooded. The Ghana Police Service intervened to rescue residents of Asylum down who were trapped by the flood to a safe place. Cars were not left out as the water almost covered them on the roads.
Speaking on Starr FM, the Operations Manager of Dredge Masters, Sena Adiepena said the heavy downpour could have been worse if the dredging did not take place and added that the dredging has minimized the level of flooding.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini asserted that “we are all guilty” for the recurring flooding of parts of the capital anytime it rained.
Meanwhile, as a result of the heavy downpour, a collapsed wall of the Kwame Nkrumah School at New Town a suburb of Accra killed a mother and her son in Accra.
Also, the National Disaster Management Organization has confirmed the death of three (3) persons following Wednesday's downpour.