Wassa Amenfi East MP Initiate Massive Dredging Of Drains Ahead Of Rains.

Hon. Nicholas Amankwah, MP for Wassa Amenfi East constituency has begun dredging the major storm drains in Wassa Akropong ahead of rains.

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Hon. Nicholas Amankwah, MP for Wassa Amenfi East constituency has begun dredging the major storm drains in Wassa Akropong ahead of rains.

The drains are heavily choked due to a cocktail of activities such as dumping of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable refuse into the drain whilst some use it as a place of convenience and this has resulted in the growing of shrubs and various plants that block the free flow of water.

The Wassa Amenfi East MP has hired an excavator which is currently dredging of the Adankasa Ridge river behind Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area Palace which spans through Angola Annex and some flood prone drains in the area.

Being executed by the member of Parliament, the exercise is part of measures to prevent the drainage systems in the capital from becoming choked during the season.It’s recall that, in June 2023, several residents of water-logged areas in Wassa Amenfi East were decried the destruction of properties and livelihoods causes by incessant flooding in Wassa Akropong, the municipal capital of Amenfi East in the Western Region.

The havoc caused by the flood carried the MP to visit affected areas including Akropong-China Market, Farmers and Christ Apostolic Church to commensurate with them.Thus, as part of measures to avert possible disasters this year, Nicholas Amankwah has promised to carry out a number of interventions to avert flooding in his constituency.

The MP who is affectionately called Home Boy told the media on Tuesday that some of his interventions included the clearing of some major drains in Wassa Amenfi of silt and public education on good sanitation practices.

He was therefore hopeful that his intervention would significantly reduce the impact havoc caused by rains in the community.He said, his office was very determined to make the municipality safe for residents and visitors and ensure that no innocent soul or property is lost.

Meanwhile, addressing some community members, the Amenfi East MP has advised them to take sanitation around their homes and the principal street of Akropong seriously.

He said, being healthy is the greatest thing any individual or country will aspire to have and pleaded with his constituents and Ghanaians at large to see cleaning their environment as an obligation.

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