Ghana needs $5 billion to tackle flooding issues – Works and Housing Minister
The Ministry for Works and Housing says it will cost Ghana over US$5 billion to solve Ghana’s recurring floods.
Francis Asenso-Boakye, Sector Minister mentioned this when he met the media in Accra on Sunday.
He said the government remains committed to finding a permanent cure to Ghana’s flooding situation.
“Some studies have been done, and they indicate that to address the flooding issue in the country, Ghana will need about US$ 5 billion to be able to address the flooding challenges across the country. This was done some time ago and so if we have to use it, we have to review it because a lot has happened since then.”
He further noted that, government has constructed 35 kilometers of drains while 1000 kilometers are at various stages of completion. But for this, he said that, The flood-prone areas in Accra, would have experienced greater dangers.
He urged the MMDCEs to ensure all structures on waterways are demolished as directed by the president.
As the rainy season has begun floodwaters have destroyed a number of properties in many homes.