Odawna-Sahara Drain To Be Completed In February 2020

The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, has assured the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Odawna-Sahara drainage p1 min


7737
1.5k shares, 7737 points

The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, has assured the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Odawna-Sahara drainage project will be completed in February 2020.

The construction work on the Odawnaa Area Drain, which commenced in December, 2017, involves the construction of reinforced concrete rectangular covered drain measuring 3.5mx 2.0mx520m length, including side drains.

Taking the President on a tour of the facility, the Minister for Works and Housing indicated that, currently, the drainage construction works is almost 100% complete and the benefits have, so far, been phenomenal.

“The construction of the drain has tremendously transformed the area, mitigated the perennial flooding, and brought great relief to the residents of the area who used to evacuate their homes as soon as rain clouds began to gather,” he added.

The Minister assured the President further that the drain will be covered to present the dumping of refuse into it.

Under the flood Relief works, a contract was awarded Messrs. Chum Turk Ventures in April, 2019 for the construction the drain around the Odawnaa ‘Fitters’ area. The contract sum was GH¢2,499,715.90, and it involves the reconstruction of the existing block to intercept and convey stormwater flows from the Fitters’ area into the Odaw Drain.

Commencement of work on the project delayed due to persistent rainfall, which usually resulted in the flooding of the area, including the project site.

However, with rains subsiding, Hon. Atta Akyea stated that work has commenced and about 100m of the drain has so far been constructed.

About the Project

The Odawnaa area is highly flood-prone, and with surrounding communities flooding when it least rains. It will be recalled that the flooding of 3rd June 2015, resulted in the loss of lives and properties, with the attendant explosion of the GOIL Filling Station.

That is why the Akufo-Addo government, through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, under the Infrastructure Development Fund, awarded the Contract for infrastructure upgrade for the Odawnaa Market Area to Messrs. Comet Construction Company Limited in 2017.

The Contract entails the construction of the Odawnaa Market Area Drain; and the construction of the Odawnaa Novotel Market, including a crèche and modern washroom facilities.

The Odawnaa Market Area Drain was unlined and used as a garbage receptacle and place of convenience.


Like it? Share with your friends!

7737
1.5k shares, 7737 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
2578
hate
confused confused
1289
confused
fail fail
322
fail
fun fun
3223
fun
geeky geeky
2901
geeky
love love
1934
love
lol lol
2256
lol
omg omg
1289
omg
win win
322
win
Ghananewsxyz

We bring you all the news in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Business, Religion & Among Others in Ghana and Beyond!

Comments

comments

close

Ad Blocker Detected!

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format