As part of efforts to prevent further flooding and attendant damage to properties and loss of lives, the Ga East Municipal Assembly has began massive dredging exercise at flood-prone areas and rivers/streams and desilting of major drains throughout the municipality.
The exercise started yesterday, Friday, 22nd June, 2018 at Cossway Down, Agbogba and Musuku and is expected to continue from Ashongman Pure Water today and to other parts of the municipality.
The MCE, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, on Tuesday, after Monday’s downpour, led the Members of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC), to inspect flood-hit areas in the municipality to assess the impact of the flood which destroyed several buildings and damaged roads and drains.
Speaking to GEMANEWS, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, said she was devastated by the situation and promised to do all she could to address it.
“Our municipality is very much affected by the floods and as you can see, we are here with the team from MUSEC and the Assembly, to see the situation and go back and plan towards fixing this challenge.”
She further disclosed that the Assembly is going to enforce the laws and ensure that structures built along waterways are demolished to forestall future occurrences.
She seized the opportunity to express her heartfelt sympathies with all affected residents and urged them to “cooperate with us as we strive to address the perennial flooding challenges in our municipality”.
Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah also chided people who dump refuse indiscriminately, charging them to desist from the practice or face severe sanctions.
It was discovered during the inspection that most gutters or drains and streams/rivers were choked with filth, mainly from polythene and plastics materials.