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Minister of works and housing inspects ongoing drainage project in Accra 

The Minister of Works and Housing Honorable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah over the weekend inspected ongoing drainage projects at Odawna, Agbogbloshie, and parts of Weija and its surrounding communities. 

The project is part of measures put in place to minimize the potential impact of heavy rains on communities in flood-prone areas across the country. After the June 3rd, 2015 incident, the government through the support of the World Bank implemented drainage works to address the problem. 

In his remarks, after inspecting ongoing works at Kasoa-Iron City and Weija, the sector minister encouraged the contractors to stick to the timelines agreed for the project.

“For us, one of the key things is the speed of work. We want to be clear that contractors need to ensure that they deliver on time or sometimes even as quickly as possible ahead of schedule…Yes there have been issues with funding and approval.”

 “But our people won’t forgive us if we don’t get this thing done quickly; so that as the rains come down, we don’t have a lot of people being affected. So, for you our colleagues who are contractors please do well to get it on time or even earlier,” he added.

He thus urged contractors to work closely with local authorities to ensure proper handover and maintenance of drains upon the completion of the projects.

In the company by a key official from the Ministry and its Agencies included Dr Kwadwo Ohene Sarfoh, Project Coordinator at GARID, and Dr John Kisi Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Hydrological Authority.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.

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