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AMA mobilises communities to clean chocked drains in Accra

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has mobilized communities around the Salaga Market in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District to desilt their choked drains to mitigate the risks of flooding and its associated health hazards when it rains.

The clean-up campaign, spearheaded by the Waste Management Department of the AMA, sought to among other things court the support of community members in identifying and cleaning chocked drains in their neighbourhoods.


The exercise which was under the auspices of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project, began in the early hours at 6.00 am on Saturday 16th March, with awareness creation campaigns and sensitization on the bye-laws to enlighten residents on the dangers of littering and the essence practice good sanitation.

Deputy Director of Waste Management at the AMA, Victor Kotey said the accumulation of solid waste and debris in drainage channels poses a significant challenge to the city’s infrastructure, causing flooding when it rains.

He emphasized the need for concerted measures at the grassroots level to address the perineal flooding in the city urging members of the community to stop dumping refuse into drains and engage the services of accredited waste management companies.