By: Yaovi Azietrogah/www.africanakua.com, Ghana
Danger awaits scores of residents and land developers, especially those of them who have put up buildings at unauthorized places and in water ways at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region, investigations by www.africanakua.com unravels.
Information available to https://africanakua.com indicates that a large number of housing structures would soon be demolished in Kasoa, apparently to pave way for construction of roads to solve the Kasoa flooding problems.
This online news portal gathered that more than 30,000 residents will be affected in 119 sites undergoing or facing regeneration.
The sources stated that nearly 6,000 homes could be lost over the next decade.
The Minister of Special Development initiatives who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituecy in the Central Region, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson has revealed to journalists last week that Kasoa flooding problems will soon be a thing of the past.
According to her, a lot of people have lost their lives and properties due to the annual flooding recorded in Kasoa.
In an interview with journalists, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson was confident that the issues of poor drainage systems and bad roads will be solved by the end of 2020.
The Minister disclosed this when she acted on behalf of Works and Housing Ministry to cut the sod for the construction of modern drainage on the ”Okrudu River” and another and 10 kilometers of Kasoa Town roads.
“Due to the planned works, we are going to do massive demolition exercises to pave a way for the construction of the road to end flooding in Kasoa and its environments.”
Meanwhile Awutu Senya East Municipal NADMO Director Kwame Amoah also charged the people residing on the Okradu river to move before next week else all houses around the river will be demolished
Furthermore, the contractors who have been assigned to work on the Okrudu river and Kasoa town roads appealed to Kasoa citizens to be citizen vigilantes and report any group of persons who will be seen stealing their materials to the police.