Accra Metropolitan Assembly Boss, Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah has said that an amount of over 1.5 Billion Ghana cedis was spent to desilt the drains of Accra.
According to the Mayor, it is this investment which has paid off, leading to no flood incidents in Accra this year.
“We’ve spent close to GH¢1.5billion desilting drains and that’s why you don’t see floods in Accra.” He told the media.
“It rained just about yesterday or so and you didn’t see flood but I cannot guarantee tomorrow, because, if I continue to desilt and dredge the drains and you also continue to dump the refuse into it, tomorrow when it floods, do not come and blame me.” He pointed out.
“That’s why I said that it’s a responsibility of all of us, once we agree to that and we work towards that then it can be assured that we will not have floods in this particular rainy season and we will be working towards making sure that Accra again becomes very clean.” He said.
“It is a vision which is achievable; it’s a vision which is doable when collectively we put our heads together.” He added further.
He said his outfit is making efforts to conquer refuse and have as a result cleared many heaps of refuse in the capital.
“When I assumed office, I came to meet over 42 heaps of refuse in Accra, today, you don’t find the heaps of refuse that you see in Accra but we admit that there are pockets of some refuse that you see occasionally at several places that we are also working towards it.” He said.
“I have also said it several times that it is not an event, it’s a process, we are working towards it, so you judge us by what we’ve done so far and whether we are on course or we are not on course.” He ended.