GEMANEWS: Friday, Thursday, 15th June, 2023; Abokobi
A Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD), Hon. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, has expressed his satisfaction with the steps taken by the Assembly to address perennial flooding following an inspection tour of dredged sites as part of the implementation of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project.
The Ga East Municipal Assembly is among 17 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) in the Region benefiting from the GARID project which aims at addressing the intractable sanitation and flooding issues in Accra.
As part of the implementation, the Ga East Municipal Assembly received an amount of Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Nine Hundred Ten Cedis (GHC420,910.00) allocated for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) activities which included dredging of some watercourses in the Municipality.
Five (5) watercourses were dredged about a month ago, and these were Boi Junction to Abokobi Market, Agbogba Fitting Shop, Dome Pillar 2 to Haatso Rabbit, and Dome Save More.
The Deputy Minister who is currently touring the beneficiary Assemblies, on Thursday, visited the Ga East Municipality where he held a brief meeting with Management, during which a presentation was made on the activities undertaken so far by the Municipal Planning Officer (MPO), Mr. Daniel Baah Tenkorang.
He later inspected some of the areas where the dredging exercise was carried out with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann and Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mr. Nii-Amarh Ashitey, leading him.
Hon. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, having familiarized himself with the status of implementation of the O&M activities on the field, commended the Assembky and advised them to engage the residents more and educate them on the need to change their attitudes towards waterbodies and sanitation to avoid flooding.
The Deputy Minister who had earlier toured the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly, was expected to tour the Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA) and La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), respectively, on the same day.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, thanked the Minister for the visit and promised to commit the funds allocated to the Assembly to rightful use and diligently supervise all activities of the GARID project in the Municipality.
Other components of the project for Ga East include the construction of a retention pond and Waste Transfer Station at Atomic.