The Drainage Engineer on the Greater Accra Resilience and Integrated Development project (GARID), Kojo Badu Keelson, says some major drains have been earmarked for major works after the June rains.
Keelson indicated that but for the onset of the rains, the project could have commenced earlier.
“We have the Achimota drain, the Circle drain and the Kaneshie drain
Engineers have done their designs and they are being checked [by the ministry]
After they have been accepted by the Ministry, they will be costed and we’ll procure a contractor who would begin the construction,” he said.
Previous efforts by the government to address the issue of flooding has included dredging the major drains at Circle and Alajo, but that does not seem to fix the problem permanently as the drains get chocked again not long after they have been dredged.
It is funded by the World Bank and has been designed to address most of the flood-related challenges.