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AMA begins extensive clean-up and desilting exercise at Agbogbloshie Market

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has initiated a comprehensive clean-up and desilting operation at the Agbogbloshie Market, the largest food hub in the metropolis.

The operations led by Engineer Solomon Noi, Head of Waste Management at the AMA aim to among other things ensure the unimpeded flow of wastewater in the drains, mitigating the adverse effects of flooding in the area.

The clean-up operation, which began on Saturday, April 27, 2024, is part of a series of similar initiatives organized by the Assembly to address sanitation challenges in the market and its surroundings.

Solomon Noi explained in an interview that the desilting process is expected to last for a week and a half due to the heavy traffic and congestion experienced at the market, particularly during weekdays and working hours.

He emphasized the importance of removing solid waste and debris from the drains to prevent siltation, which exacerbates flooding adding that the obstruction of water flow by solid waste leads to increased siltation, further complicating drainage systems.