Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea say the government will be unable to dredge all chocked drains to prevent floods due to inadequate resources.
Government last month began the dredging of some chocked drains in Accra in anticipation of this year’s heavy downpour.
However Mr Atta Akyea has stressed that only major drains can be dredged due to inadequate resources.
“When we hinted on the idea that it is capital intensive, the view of cabinet was that we go gingerly because the financial space is small in terms of you looking at Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs and other flagship programmes eating up the money. So we are concentrating on dredging the major drains. So it is like your money is small but the work is tall, we have a very good idea to clean up Accra but there aren’t enough funds”
Mr Atta Akyea at a recent press briefing advised Ghanaians especially people in Accra to begin cleaning their gutters as the annual rains have begun.
Anytime it rains in Accra , there are several areas that get flooded to the poor and chocked drainage systems.
It ends up in property destruction, loss of lives and rendering hundreds of people homeless.