General News of Thursday, 11 April 2013
Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has said it was unlikely Accra will experience flooding due to the extensive work the Assembly has done on the drainage system of the capital.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast show on Wednesday; Dr Vanderpuije said his office is still developing strategies that the city does not experience serious flooding like in 2009 and 2010.
He talked of the dredging of the Odaw River and the demolition of structures on waterways as some of the measures to avert such a disaster.
“What we have been doing for the past two years is to ensure the cleanup exercise; cleaning our drains, educating the public and making sure that people are not throwing refuse in the drains,” he stated.
The Accra Mayor further stated, “We did a massive demolition of structures in waterways around the Mamponse-Chorkor areas that has given us peace for two years and we plan to continue with it.”
“The Minister for local government and the Greater Accra Regional Minister last week were out there with the Zoom Alliance and launched a cleanup exercise and disilting of the major drains in Accra. We are also bringing contractors on board who will go into the drain and really disilt it,” he added.