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Mallam-Kasoa flood gridlock due to delay in accessing funds for construction of storm drain – Roads Minister

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Roads and Highways Minister, Francis Asenso Boakye, has acknowledged that delays in securing funds for the construction of a storm drain contributed to the traffic gridlock experienced during Monday’s heavy rainfall in the Mallam-Kasoa area.

Francis Asenso Boakye expressed frustration over the bureaucratic processes required to secure funding for major storm drain construction along the Weija-Kasoa stretch, citing it as a significant challenge.

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The torrential downpour on Monday afternoon left commuters stranded for hours, with some spending nearly nine hours in traffic.

The situation was exacerbated by silt obstructing both sides of the road and numerous vehicles breaking down.

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Addressing journalists after assessing the affected stretch, Mr. Asenso-Boakye emphasized the need for prompt action.

“People would have wished that this had been resolved many years ago, but unfortunately, we didn’t have the funds to do it,” he said.

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The Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly Engineer, Dr. Daniel Sowah, outlined ongoing efforts to address the issue, including the construction of a storm drain to redirect water flow and alleviate flooding in the area.

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