Thursday, 30 May

Kasoa-Weija road floods: We didn’t have money to fix it– Asenso-Boakye

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The Minister acknowledged the delays in securing funding for the project, attributing the unfortunate congestion to these bureaucratic hurdles

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, has announced the government's commitment to securing funds for the construction of essential storm drains along the Weija-Kasoa road. 

The move aims to address longstanding flooding issues and alleviate the plight of commuters in the area.

Expressing his concerns, Minister Asenso-Boakye highlighted the bureaucratic challenges hindering the timely acquisition of funds for completing storm drains along the stretch. 

“People would have wished that this had been resolved many years ago but as you know, we need funds to do this storm drain,” the Roads Minister stated.

The urgency of the situation was underscored by the severe disruption caused by a heavy downpour on Monday, 13 May 2024. 

Commuters found themselves stranded for hours in the ensuing traffic, with some residents enduring nearly nine hours of delays. The situation was exacerbated as stranded individuals were forced to navigate through floodwaters to reach their homes.

Addressing reporters following his visit to the affected stretch, the Minister acknowledged the delays in securing funding for the project, attributing the unfortunate congestion to these bureaucratic hurdles.

  “Unfortunately, we didn’t have the funds to do it. We had to go through a series of processes to get funds to do it and that is why it was delayed,” the Minister indicated.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku