Hot Audio: Move from flood-prone zones – Housing Minister pleads

Hot Audio: Move from flood-prone zones – Housing Minister pleads
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com| Oswald Azumah| oswald.azumah@myjoyonline.com
Date: 12-04-2019 Time: 12:04:36:pm
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A flood victim scoops water from her house.

Persons living in flood-prone zones have been advised to move out to safety when the rains come.

Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea who gave the caution on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Friday suggested that no life should be gambled with.

“Do not comfort yourself and say I will still remain…I do not see why people stay in a flood-prone zone and say ‘I will dare the system and fight the floods’ and if something bad happens they blame the Minister,” Atta Akyea lamented.

Samuel Atta Akyea
Atta Akyea says contractors are being sent on site to desilt drains

His comments come on the back of Sunday’s floods that left at least five persons dead and two missing.

Various parts of the capital, Accra got flooded. The newly constructed Circle Interchange was not spared; inundated by mass volumes of flood water.

The Ghana Meteorological Service has predicted more rains in 2019.

In reaction to that, the Minister wants residents living in excessive flood zones to be alert and move to safety.

What has the gov’t been doing to alleviate the situation?

Samuel Atta Akyea revealed on the Super Morning Show that the government has secured some $200million to deal with the situation.

He said various drains in Accra will undergo desilting and dredging. 

According to the Minister, works have delayed on the desilting due to procurement processes.


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