Nsawam Drain Construction Gets Green Light

Frank Annoh-Dompreh


THE MINISTRY of Works and Housing has finally given the green light for the construction of drains and other projects within the Nsawam/Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The projects, awarded at a cost of GH¢2 million in 2019, was expected to be completed in six months but got delayed for some reasons.

The project will commence with a sod-cutting ceremony this week, and when completed, will ease the annual flooding in areas such as Djankrom, Agbelekon, Odei Yaw and the Nsawam Hospital enclave, and also other critical drains in the municipality.

Government is has indicated it is focused on solving all drainage challenges across the country since every region has a peculiar problem.

Aside from the construction of the drainage system in the area, the government is also undertaking the construction of road networks across the municipality.

Member of Parliament for Nsawam/Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who is also Majority Chief Whip, said the amount involved will also cover the roads of Nsawam Prison Methodist and Osae Djan drain respectively.

In a post on his Twitter page, he said “We can breathe a sigh of relief now…”.

He expressed gratitude to the government for undertaking such a project since the affected communities suffer from flooding whenever it rained.

He, however, cautioned the constituents to desist from dumping refuse into the drains.

BY Daniel Bampoe