The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah, recently paid a working visit to the Adentan Municipality. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the progress of the Greater Resilient Integrated Development (GARID) project, which aims to reduce flooding in the Greater Accra Municipal Areas.

During the visit, the Minister toured the municipality and was given a warm welcome by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Nii-Noi Adumuah. The MCE expressed his gratitude for the doubling of funds allocated for this year’s project.

To provide a visual representation of the flood-prone areas within the municipality, the MCE presented a pictorial display. He highlighted the water bodies surrounding these areas, which have been expertly maintained to serve as water retention ponds. The objective of these ponds is to increase water holding capacity and ultimately reduce flooding in these vulnerable regions.

As part of the GARID project, several storm and earth drains have been dredged, including Aben wo ha, Arapaj, and Prison Junction. These drains were not only serviced using project funds but also through the Municipality’s internally generated fund (IGF).

The GARID project focuses on dredging existing storm drains, earth drains, and constructing concrete drains to mitigate flooding. Additionally, public education on behavior change is a key component of the project.

The working visit by the Local Government Minister was an opportunity to assess the progress of the GARID project, which is crucial in ensuring the resilience and safety of the Greater Accra Municipal Areas. Through its various initiatives, the project aims to curb the devastating effects of flooding and create a safer environment for residents.

 

SOURCE: ISD, ADENTAN

Local Government Minister Visits AdMA to Monitor Progress of GARID Project

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