The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has inspected some drainage facilities in Kumasi.
The visit was to afford the Minister first-hand information on the drainage situation ahead of the rainy season.
Upon inspection, Hon. 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 emptying garbages into the drains in order to collectively mitigate the flooding situation in the country.
Some of the projects inspected include Danyame River, Adiemera drains, Samad Hotel drains, Atafoa drains, Kumasi Zoo drains, Sisan drains and Wiwi drains.
Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, the Mayor of Kumasi, who expressed joy at the Minister’s visit requested that the projects be extended to other communities in the region.