The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta stated in parliament yesterday Monday 25th July 2022, during his presentation of the Mid-year Budget Review that as part of the many projects ongoing in Kumasi, the Aboabo drainage system has been fixed to 92% completion.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, Hon. Kennedy Kankam has sided with Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta’s claim by saying that the Aboabo drainage system is still on course and on the verge of completion.
According to him, the project is not limited to the Aboabo community precisely but the Minister used the Aboabo River stretching from Moshie Zongo to Asokwa area.
The MCE stated that he led the President’s entourage to the project site when the work commenced in 2020. Since then the work has been actively going on and the percentage stated the Minister fits it, he added.
According to him, the project is visible in the Asokwa-Atonsu-Kaase extension.
Prior to this report, Hon. Mubarack Adamu and Hon. Kwame Nkrumah Arthur, the Assembly members for the Aboabo N0.1 and the Sepe-Timpom Electoral Areas respectively asserted that “the Aboabo drainage system has not been fixed as the Finance Minister claimed during his presentation”. Hon. Mubarack Adamu emphasized how the absence of the drainage system is a major problem facing the residents as the areas get flooded anytime there is a heavy downpour.
Hon. Kwame Nkrumah Arthur indicated that the only work in progress is the normal desilting (sand offloading from the gutters) that has taken place in the area.
He stated that the work has been brought to a halt due to the breakdown of the excavator and does not know when it shall be continued.
Hon. Kwame Nkrumah emphasized that the flooding situation is very serious threatening their human survival in the area and for this reason, the residents wrote to the Assembly for such action to be taken.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Effah Mensah William