The Minister-designate for Sanitation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has opined that open drainage systems and open gutters in Ghana are archaic, and we need to have new designs of engineering.
The nominee told the Vetting Committee that we have to begin constructing new designs of drains and gutters in the country.
She indicated that we need modern designs to strop the indiscriminate waste in them.
“So the roads minister, I had an engagement with him and I think he has taken it on board but with the drains, they are between Roads, and Works and Housing (ministries) mainly, they have the hydro units to take care of that.
“But essentially that (drains) is for storm water which we need to have to be able to control rain water. You know we are in the tropical area and we need to have that,” she concluded.
She also promised to initiate measures to stop open defecation in the country.
Responding to a question on open defecation, the nominee said she believes the problem was a multi-faceted one and needed a multi-faceted approach.
Madam Abena Dapaah added the government would need support from different institutions to deal with the matter.