Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly Desilts Lagoon Ahead of Raining Season

Under the leadership of Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah, the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly has initiated routine cleaning and dredging works in the Klottey Lagoon to mitigate the recurring flooding experienced in certain parts of the municipality.

On a tour to inspect ongoing activities at various sites, the MCE, Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah, emphasized the importance of dredging the lagoons for environmental restoration, flood prevention, water quality improvement, and more. The dredging is conducted at this time of the year to prepare for the rainy season in June and July.

The MCE in responding to a question about the frequency of dredging, clarified that the lagoons are dredged twice a year using machines, and manual cleaning is undertaken at least four times every six months.

He reiterated the pressing need for ecological restoration and urban development in the area, hence the proactive efforts being made to address these issues and restore the lagoons to their former glory.

Mr. Patrick Attipoe, the Engineer for Urban Roads at the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly, suggested that constructing retaining walls to prevent the sea from entering the lagoon would help mitigate overflow. However, due to the high cost involved, they have sought assistance from the Ministry of Works and Housing.

The Assembly member for Osu Alata electoral area, Hon. Ishmael Telfer expressed gratitude to the Assembly for undertaking the dredging project, as it would help prevent drain overflow during the rainy season.

He also assured the MCE that he would mobilize a cleanup exercise regularly in order to reduce and prevent plastic waste from entering the lagoon.

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