The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has assured Ghanaian citizens that perennial flooding in urban centres in Ghana will be over soon.
He took his turn to address the Press on the various achievements of the Ministry saying Government has committed GH₵450 million to increase the country’s resilience to flooding.
Touching on some of the causes of flooding in urban centres in Ghana, the Honourable Minister mentioned that there are poor planning of towns and cities, poor drainage systems, improper disposal of refuse, silting and choking of drains, improper enforcement of laws on building construction and sanitation and low and flat lands.
He said Government will soon implement the National Flood Control Programme across the 16 regions in Ghana.
Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye added that the Ministry has received Cabinet approval for the establishment of the Ghana Hydrological Authority.
He pleaded with citizens to stop the indiscriminate dumping of refuse which is affecting the Government’s effort to mitigate flooding.
The Works and Housing Minister also indicated in his speech at the press briefing that protection of the country’s coastline high on Government’s agenda.
“The Ministry is poised to expand the coastal protection programme to safeguard lives, livelihoods and properties. 10 Sea Defence projects currently onging across the country to protect 39.4 kilometres of coastline.” He added