Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has urged the Ghana Water Company Limited to remove all pipelines laid in drains at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, as it poses a health threat to the people and obstructs the free flow of wastewater. 

Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey said this on Thursday when she inspected the desilting of drains along the Agbogbloshie market stretch as part of efforts to improve sanitation in the area.

She bemoaned that the pipelines laid in the drains also tend to choke them which makes it difficult for the smooth flow of runoff water as well as desilting hence the urgent need to remove them. 

“This is very critical and poses serious health threats…We want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Ghana Water Company Limited to assist in the removal and redirection of the pipelines,” she said.

Remove all pipelines laid in Agbogbloshie drains to facilitate desilting works - Accra Mayor to Ghana Water

She explained that since the pipelines were many and haphazardly laid in the drains it makes it difficult for the backhoe to freely manoeuver its way through the drains and remove the silt and refuse. 

She said the Assembly was collaborating with the Ghana National Fire Service to help flash the drains after desilting to ensure that all the silt and refuse were cleared. 

She also directed all the traders to stay behind the wall, desist from displaying their wares on the streets and dumping refuse into the drains.

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