Source: PRO KMA / ICT  |  Date Published: Fri Apr 06 12:46:33 UTC 2018

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is taking a number of measures to avert flooding and its related disasters as the rains set in

As part of the interventions, the Assembly is dredging and desilting major River bodies within the city.

These River bodies, River Suntreso, Kwradaso and Danyame overflows its banks during a heavy downpours

Some of the areas that get flooded when these rivers overflow its banks are the Friends Gardens area at South Junction and TUC junction

    The Mayor of KMA, Hon. Osei Asibbey Antwi, accompanied by some officials of NADMO and the Assembly inspected some of the dredging and desilting works at South Junction and TUC junction

    Addressing the media after the inspection, Hon. Osei Asibbey Antwi explained that the Assembly is being proactive to avert flooding this year

    " Last year Kumasi witnessed a number of floods which led to the death of some residents. As the city authorities we have to protect lives and properties hence this decision of dredging the River bodies to widen them

    On structures in water logged areas, Hon. Osei Asibbey Antwi stated that a number of structures have been marked by the Town and Country Planning Department and the NADMO and these structures will be pulled down

    The Mayor adviced persons staying in water logged areas to vacate in their own interest

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