The construction of storm drains at the Madina-Washington and Libya-Quarters areas of the La-Nkwantanang Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, has begun under the One million per a Constituency by the Ministry of Special Initiatives and Development (MoSID).
The Ministry of Special Initiatives and Development headed by Mavis Hawa Koomson, is one of the special purpose vehicles created by president Akufo-Addo to meet the development needs of every Constituency in line with his vision for developments in every Constituency in the country.
Last Wednesday July 17, 2019, the Ministry gave the approval for a contractor to move to site and start work on the storm drains from Madina -Washington through to Libya-Quarters areas all the way to North Legon.
The debris in the storm drains are currently being removed by the contractor for major construction works to be begin by next week.
According to some elated residents of the area, the process has been long overdue, since the areas in question gets heavily flooded at the least downpour.
They claimed that the area is one of the hardest hit by floods in the Greater Accra Region anytime it rains.
We can now sleep in peace and not in pieces as we used to, Ishaq Iddrisu, said in an interview when he saw the earth-moving vehicles on site.
He said, the people in the area have been sleeping on tenterhooks anytime it rains.
“My brother we are grateful to the president for making his promise of constructing this storm drains a reality in the area”.
According to him, the area has been affected by floods for a long time and we have complaint to no avail for the past twelve years under the leadership of the immediate past Member of Parliament (MP) on the ticket of then governing National Democratic Congress(NDC).
“The lives that have been lost in these areas because of the lack of a storm drains is uncountable and we are thankful this will end,” he said.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP), Abu-ba-Kar Saddique Boniface on his part, disclosed that there are many more goodies to come from the Ministry.
He said, under the same One Million Per a Constituency programme, the Madina Municipal Health Directorate is expected to be provided with a state-of –the art ambulance under the One –District-One –ambulance policy also being rolled out by the Ministry.
According to the MP, developments such as the construction of some boreholes in the peri-urban areas of the municipality that are not serviced by Ghana Water and Sewage Company, will be taken care of.
There is going to be compacting of some deplorable roads in the Madina municipality under the One Million Per a Constituency flagship programme he emphasised.
The MP, who is also the Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, explained that specially the road behind the Taxi Rank near Zongo junction, will be graded, reshaped and compacted for the commercial drivers to see comfort in the area.
He said that, he has driven on that stretch of road and realized how terrible the road is.
He took the opportunity to thank the president for making his promise to the people a reality.