Stop using drainages as dumping sites – Dredge Masters appeals

Waste From Dredge Masters Dredge Masters is currently desilting the Odaw and Korle drains to prevent flooding

Thu, 7 Nov 2019 Source: starrfm.com.gh

Dredge Masters, a wholly Ghanaian owned company dedicated to combating and prevent flooding in Accra has appealed to Ghanaian to desist from using drains as dumping sites.

The company on Tuesday out-doored two brand new multipurpose dredging machines known as the ‘Water-master Classic V’ to augment dredging and desilting of the Odaw and Korle drains to prevent flooding.

Managing Director of the company Captain Kahn made a direct call especially to people living along the drains.

Speaking at the out-dooring of the amphibious dredger, which is an addition to the company’s fleet of dredgers, Captain Kahn said “as we provide this machine to dredge our shallow water to ease the flow of water and reduce flooding, we would also want to use this platform to appeal to Ghanaians, particularly communities close to these water bodies to desist from using these drainages as dumping sites.”

“We all know that flooding is a natural phenomenon which countries of the world including the most advanced countries but what we have tried to do over the years and are seeking to expand this morning is to manage some of the factors which causes floods, to reduce its devastating effects on human life and property,” he indicated.

Dredge Masters Limited was born in 2015 following the June 3 disaster where significant loss of lives and property occurred.

According to the company, it is geared t reduce the incidence of perennial flooding through sustained dredging campaigns and other related measures.

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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