10-member Ghana Hydrological Authority inaugurated

 The newly-in­augurated Board of the Ghana Hydrological Authority has been charged to develop a drainage master plan to help address perennial flooding facing the country.

According to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, the master plan would guide the development and manage­ment of drainage systems to strengthen the country’s capac­ity to deal with flooding.

“With the implementation of the proposed drainage master plan, I am confident that we can mitigate the effects of flooding and make our communities safer to live in,” he added.

He was speaking in Accra yesterday during the inaugura­tion of the 10-member Board of the Authority chaired by Kwasi Anim.

Mr Asenso-Boakye further asked the Board to explore different sources of funding to enhance Ghana’s flood resilience.

This, he said, was critical in the face of financial challenges facing the government, saying that “since 2018, the govern­ment had invested GH¢450 million in tackling flooding in Accra and other parts of the country”.

He noted that the Board should also serve as the central point for drainage manage­ment, consultancy, and super­vision across the country.

The Minister asked the Board to collaborate with the various stakeholders in the sector to ensure the successful implementation of projects in­volving drainage development.

The chairman of the Board, Mr Kwasi Anim, said the members were counting on the support of the Ministry and other stakeholders to achieve the objectives that necessitat­ed the establishment of the Authority.

Mr Anim assured the Min­istry that the Board would dis­charge its duties with diligence and integrity to assist gov­ernment’s efforts in tackling flooding in the country.


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