The Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, rounded up a three-day working visit to the Ashanti Region with an inspection to some drainage facilities in Kumasi.
The inspection took place today, Thursday, May 6, 2021.
The visit was to afford the Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama constituency, first-hand information on the drainage situation ahead of the rains.
Upon inspection, Mr. Asenso-Boakye indicated that some of the drainage facilities are unable to contain the current volumes of water due to population growth, urbanisation and climate change.
He said in the interim, the drainage facilities that require desilting will be done while the Ministry takes steps to expand their capacity to contain the rains.
He urged the public to play their part by desisting from disposing of solid waste into the drains in order to collectively mitigate the flooding in the country.
Some of the projects the Minister inspected included the Danyame River, Adiemera drains, Samad Hotel drains, Atafoa-Owabi drains, Kumasi Zoo drains, Sisan and Wiwi drains.
Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi, the Mayor of Kumasi, who expressed joy over the Minister’s visit, requested that the projects be extended to other communities.