Residents of Accra, the Capital of Ghana will continue to endure flooding anytime it rains for the foreseeable future.

Only 2% of drainage works needed to address the flooding of the capital after rains has been completed.

According to the Minister for Works and Housing Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the development has triggered his demand for a drainage master plan from the hydrological survey department aimed at ending the ritual.

Addressing the media in Parliament, the Ofoase Ayirebi MP disclosed there’s an inter-ministerial committee engagement scheduled to address the development.

“What we requested for was the drainage master plan for the flood control protgramme. And the report that we have is that in the Greater Accra Region for example, only about 2% of the work that has to be done is what collectively as a Republic we have invested in. That is why even if you have regular amount of rainfall you see the challenges that you are seeing. Some parts of that project are being done by the GARIP programme and that is behind schedule and we need the Consultants, the World Bank Team and the contractor to speed up a bit so that we can get work done.

“Kaneshie area for example we need to compensate those who need compensation to move them away and start the drainage works there so that the perennial floods in those areas are curbed. It has delayed but we are going through the processes. Next week I have a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee, now that the top up funds have been made available, myself and my colleagues and the project implementation unit will be working to ensure that we are able to catch up as quickly as possible.”