President Akufo-Addo Charges MMDCEs To Remove Structures On Waterways

President Akufo-Addo has ordered Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to ensure that obstructions to the free flow of water, as well developments along waterways, are removed immediately.

They are also to implement strict adherence of developers to the planning laws and they should also sanction staff who have issued permits for structures to be built on waterways to serve as a deterrent to others who seek to engage in such acts.

The President have established a monitoring unit at Jubilee House, that will be reporting directly to him on the progress of the implementation of the new anti-flood measures.

President Akufo-Addo admonished “unpatriotic citizens” to stop the dumping of refuse into open drains and said that he will not allow the selfish acts of a few to jeopardize the collective futures of the rest of Ghanaians.

He went on to say “Regardless of the investment that is made in the construction of well-engineered drains, the indiscriminate disposal of solid waste into open drains and channels will reduce our capacity to end the problem of flooding. I urge all those engaged in such practices to put an end to it.”