AMA Prepares For Floods As Rains Loom Large
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has revealed that it is putting measures in place in anticipation of the rainy season to avert the perennial flooding in the Metropolis.
The public Relations Officer for the AMA Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah indicated that they would deal with the sanitation menace in the capital, especially in the Central Business District (CBD), which often got flooded during the rainy season.
He said the AMA had embarked on regular desilting of drains, provision and reconstruction of new ones and public sensitisation.
Mr Ankrah said the Assembly had commenced the construction of an underground drain at the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange alongside the desilting of major waterways in the city, including the dredging of the Korle Lagoon, which served as a water basin when it rained.
He said it was also engaging the public on proper disposal of waste, especially in the CBD.
“We will also continue our provision of waste bins in the markets and other designated points, all in a bid to control the sanitation situation in the capital in preparation for the rains,” he added.
He called for the support of all to keep the city clean and safe.
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