Ghana will require over 5 billion U.S. dollars (USD) to solve the perennial flooding across the country, Minister for Works and Housing Francis Asenso-Boakye said here Sunday.
Addressing a press conference, he expressed the government’s commitment to fixing the perennial flooding problem in the country.
Asenso-Boakye disclosed studies have been conducted on how flooding across the country could be fixed.
“We undertook studies on the perennial flooding problem sometime back and we were told it will cost the state 5 billion U.S. dollars to address the challenge,” the minister said.
The Ghanaian capital has over the years suffered from flooding on a yearly basis.
The minister observed a Flooding Early Warning System for Accra has been developed to ensure early forecasting of rainfall volumes and urged the public to support the government to win the fight against the country’s perennial problem.
Flooding is common in Accra normally when the rainy season comes, and in recent years the growth of towns and cities has aggravated the problem. Enditem