The country has for many years, lost lives and property to floods. Perhaps this will soon be a thing of the past as the Housing Minister told the press that government is allocating lots of funds to the sector to fight the perennial canker.
According to him, in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for 2018-2021 (Programme Based Budget Estimates for 2018) of the Ministry, government allocated ¢20,584,189 to tackle drainage and flood-related challenges.
In the Framework for 2019-2022 based for 2019, government allocated ¢45,710,330.
“Of and concerning the 2018 budget allocation, my Ministry impressed upon the Finance Minister to increase the amount as measured against the enormity of the infrastructural problems related to flooding,” he said.
Mr Atta Akyea said on March 26, 2018, he signed a request for commencement certificate to commit government to a ¢200 million flood control projects made up of desilting/excavation and construction works, having due regard to the agitation of our party faithful for such manageable projects.