Construction of Kasoa storm drains expected to take 17 months

Business news from Thursday, May 16, 2024


May 16, 2024

After a heavy downpour, there was a traffic jam for residents and travelers on the route

The Ghana Hydrological Authority has announced that the construction of stormwater drains to deal with chronic flooding on the Mallam-Kasoa Highway is expected to take 17 months.

After a heavy downpour on May 13, 2024, there was a traffic jam for residents and travelers on the route.

Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Roads Minister, toured the area to assess the situation and later assured the press that the government would construct stormwater drains to help resolve the problem.

Richard Kofi Ameko, Head of the Drainage Division of the Ghana Hydrological Authority, also told the minister that the authority has developed a plan to address the crisis which is expected to be completed within the next 17 months.

“We have designed a 6/3 drain size which is currently in progress. We have also designed a catch pit that will be deeper than the bottom of the drain to be built.”

“We have completed phase one; this is phase two and it is a 17-month project,” he explained.

Dr. Daniel Sowah, Operations Engineer, Ga South Municipal Assembly, indicated that the Ghana Highway Authority was working on a solution to address the situation.

“They plan to cut the hill into shapes, apply black soil and plant grass over it so that when it rains, the mud will not be washed away but flow down as water,” he added.

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