Krowor Municipal Assembly dredges choked drains

The Krowor Municipal Assembly (KroMA) has embarked on dredging of choked drains ahead of the heavy rains to avert any calamity.

Mr Joshua Nii Bortey, Municipal Chief Executive, who is supervising the exercise told the media that the Assembly had come across few unauthorised structures on waterways which would soon be demolished without fear or favour.

He said the Assembly had hired two excavators and was paying GH₵5,000.00 each day for dredging the drains.

This, he said, was affecting resources of the Assembly which could have been expended on other development projects.

The MCE said that Krowor had no major problems with illegal structures but the Assembly would not allow people to put up their buildings or containers on waterways.

“We need to change our attitude towards the environment; our rivers, drains and gutters are not dumping sites,” he said, and warned those living along the river banks and close to the drains to relocate immediately before the heavy rains set in.

Mr Nii Bortey further said that the two excavators were positioned at Greda Estates 10th Avenue and the Regional Maritime Academy area respectively.

At the time of filing this report dredging of the drains was in progress under the watch of the Municipal Chief Executive to ensure value for money.

A resident at Railway Line near Greda Estates, Mr Joe Sack, commended the MCE for his timely intervention and suggested that a returning wall be built along the river bank to address the issue of flooding in the area.

By Castro Zangina-Tong

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