The Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Atta Samuel Akyea has revealed that cabinet has approved a comprehensive national project to deal with the perennial flooding that characterises the rainy season in the country, particularly in Accra.
He made the revelation during a tour of some flood prone areas in the country.
According to the Minister, the plan includes the construction of a modern sewage and drainage system across the country.
The plan is expected to address the national sewage and drains challenges, he noted further.
The World Bank he also revealed had agreed to support the project with a $100 million loan facility.
Mr AttaAkyea said the government had allocated over $17 million for interim interventions to minimise the impact of flooding this year.
“Every year, huge sums of money are allocated for interim solutions in the budget such as de-silting, which is currently ongoing. But such solutions have proven not to be feasible, considering the enormity of the problem and so the government has taken the bold decision to implement a long-term solution,” he said.