Demolish all illegal structures on waterways so we can stop the perennial flooding- Prez orders MMDCEs

President Akufo-Addo has instructed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District5 Chief Executives (MDDCEs) to pull down all illegal structures on waterways.

The move forms part of efforts to stop the perennial flooding in the country, especially in the capital.

He indicated that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) should immediately pull down all illegal structures to help curb flooding.

“MMDCEs have been charged to ensure that obstructions to the free flow of water as well as developments on waterways are removed immediately. MMDAs are also to ensure the strict adherence to developments in the planning laws of the country and sanction staff who issue permits for structures to be put on waterways to serve as a deterrent for those who engage in such acts”.

He was speaking at the commissioning of two IHC Beaver 50 dredgers and marine equipment of Dredge Masters Limited (DML), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) in Accra.

President Nana Akufo-Addo stressed that flooding in Accra must end.

“We will ensure that these directives are complied with. I have established a monitoring unit, and they will be reporting directly to me on the progress of the implementation of these measures. I am putting all MMDCEs on notice and will be held responsible for any breaches that result in damage as a result of flooding.”


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