March 4, 2018

The Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako- Attah has said his Ministry is collaborating with the Ga South Municipal Assembly to prevent washing of silt onto the Mallam-Kasoa road before the toll booth.

According to the Minister they are leveling the sand winning in the area and planting grass as part of the measures to stop further development in the areas.

The Ghana Highway Authority has engaged contractors to desilt all drains and culverts as part of their routine maintenance programme. As contract for the construction of additional trapezoidal drains at the Osiadan areas was awarded November of last year to increase the capacity of the side drains to intercept and collect surface water, the Minister said on the floor of the House.

When Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia Yaw Frimpong, sort to know steps being taking to address the perennial siltation of the section  of the Mallam-Kasoa road before the toll booth.

Mr. Kwasi Amoako- Attah noted that the Weija Lands Commission has described land after  the road reservation as government lands initially intended for irrigation. However individual developers have changed the original land use into residential accommodation.

As the development has resolute in the area not having well-defined residential layout that will allow for road with drainage structures for effective conveyance and discharge of surface water, hence the surface water has to find its own path through buildings casing erosion and deposition of gravelly material onto the road.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/