French Gov’t Supports Atonsu Project
The Susan River at Kaase which was dredged by the KMA recently
THE FRENCH government has pledged a whopping 38 million Euros to support the construction of the Atonsu road in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The dual carriage road project, which would start at the Coca Cola area at Ahinsan to Sewia, would stop the perennial vehicular traffic.
As part of the project, the drainage system of the Susan River would be worked on to stop flooding when it rains.
Kojo Bonsu, the Kumasi Mayor, who made the announcement, said the necessary documents were being prepared for the commencement of the project.
He made this disclosure when he visited Atonsu on Saturday to determine the extent of damage that occurred when the place was flooded the previous day.
Luckily, the two-day continuous rainfall did not cause any major problems at the area this time around.
Mr. Kojo Bonsu expressed delight that the people did not suffer any major challenges during the Thursday and the Friday downpours.
He explained that the place was not flooded because the KMA had done a three-kilometer dredging of the Susan River.
The Kumasi Mayor admonished the people not to dump litter into river bodies and unapproved sites for refuse dump to ensure a free flow of streams so as to avert flooding.
The tour saw Kojo Bonsu visiting almost all the flood prone areas in Kumasi to inspect work being done at those places.
They were the Susan River at Susanso, Ahomaso, Airport Roundabout, among a host of other areas.
The KMA had started the dredging of all the aforementioned rivers with the sole aim of preventing flooding.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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