Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has cut the sod for the commencement of the Korle Lagoon defence wall project.
He called on Ghanaians to show interest in the project and protect the lagoon by ensuring that refuse is not thrown into it, to prevent the re-occurrence of the June 3 flood and fire disasters, which led to the loss of lives.
Dr Vanderpuije said the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) needed over GHC 4 million to construct a wall around the lagoon to protect it.
He expressed gratitude to the Turkish government for donating 100,000 dollars towards the project.
Dr Vanderpuije entreated the contractor to ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated period, and mentioned a number of development projects the AMA had undertaken under the Better Ghana Agenda concept.
“Under the Better Ghana Agenda, 105 Millennium Schools are under construction, a sewage system from Dansoman to Korle Bu is ongoing and a similar one in Legon,” he said.
Madam Nesrin Bayazit, Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, who joined the MCE in the ground breaking ceremony, said her government would continue supporting the AMA in its development initiatives.