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Regional News Thu, 23 May 2019

We did not record any death during a downpour on Monday - NADMO

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has disputed reports that two persons died as a result of the downpour on Monday.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) for NADMO, Mr. George K. Ayisi disputed the reports on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

He said there was no casualty recorded during or after the downpour as reported by some media outlets.

Parts of the capital were flooded after the heavy downpour on Monday.

President Akufo-Addo On Tuesday, 21st May 2019, inspected ongoing dredging works on the Odaw river, and the construction of a Storm Drain at Kaneshie 1st Light, in Accra.

Dredging works, according to the engineer, are to be completed in 18 days’ time; with the construction of the storm drain set to be completed also in June.

The President said these interventions are to help end the perennial flooding that occurs in these areas.

The site engineer on site, Mr. Wise Ametefe, told President Akufo-Addo that the dredging works currently ongoing is not limited to the Odaw River only, but to the Korle Lagoon and to the estuary.

Upon completion of the project, the site engineer stated that a number of recreational facilities will be constructed on the site of the Odaw River, as part of the Lower Korle Lagoon Redevelopment Project, and urged residents living around the River to desist from throwing refuse into the river, as it has made the process dredging quite difficult.

Mr. Wise Ametefe indicated further that dredging works will be done at Caprice, Avenor, and Agbogbloshie, all in Accra, and in the Korle Lagoon as well.

At Kaneshie 1st Light junction, where an emergency priority storm drain is being constructed, the project manager, Mr. George Asiedu, told the President that the 630-meter-long storm drain will help end the perennial flooding that occurs in Kaneshie and its environs.

“It is heartwarming to note that, after Monday’s heavy downpour, there was no flooding at Kaneshie and its environs, even though the work has not been completed. Indeed, the project should have been completed by 15th April, but it is now set to be completed in June this year,” Mr. Asiedu added.

Currently, there is some twenty-one (21) dredging and desilting work currently ongoing in Greater Accra. These include works ongoing at South Kaneshie, Sukura-Mampon, Mataheko, Kaneshie Highway, St Mary’s at Korle Gonno, Calypso Drain at Kpone Katamanso, Awudome, Kwashie Bu, Bale Down Stream, Castle Drain at Klottey Lagoon and Agbogbloshie.

The rest are at Avenor (Kofi Krom), North Kaneshie (CMB Flats), Amasaman Market Drain, Dansoman (Ave Maria), Opete Kwei (Lambros), Chemu Channel, Tetegu, SCC Junction, Muss (Ofankor), and Shiabu-Glefe.

Additionally, there are 11 storm drains currently under construction at Odawna, Abeka, First Light (Kaneshie), Madina Maye Hot, Gbawe Drain, Awoshie Mangoase, Sukura Mampon, Haatso, Morton International School, Awudome Down Stream, and North Industrial Area.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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