Nwabiagya North District moves to end Asuofua flooding
The habitual flooding at Asuofua, one of the major towns in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of Ashanti particularly in rainy season, seems to have come to an end following the dredging of the Anomakosa River and its tributaries.
Date Created : 11/5/2018 5:16:12 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
The Anomakosa River and its tributaries with deposits of debris and other undesirable materials had been a recipe for flooding anytime it rains heavily in and around Asuofua.
The dredging of the River begun on Tuesday October 23, 2018 and is expected to end in the next two weeks.
Lines of great delight and glee have been expressed by the Chief, Assembly members and residents who had over the years lost personal effects amounting to several thousands of cedis as a result of floods in the Town.
The dredging of the Anomakosa River and its tributaries has come as huge relief for the people of Asuofua, no wonder residents are immersed in great mirth and ravishment by this decision by authorities at the ANNDA.
Hundreds of residents usually affected the habitual flooding in the town said the dredging exercise was long overdue since the previous Assembly keep promising to do amid their complaints.
ANNDA has acquired the service of two excavators for dredging of the Anomakosa River and other streams which over flow their Banks any time it rained.
The information service department visited the Town before the start of the dredging exercise and found that, people had built on waterways and in addition, debris and waste materials had been collected and chocked in culvert ant at banks of Anomakosa River and its tributaries.
These practice had been the overriding contributor to flooding in the town anytime it rained in and around the area.
Speaking to the media after inspection of work at the river on Friday October 26, 2018, the district chief executive, Hon. Rebbeca Yeboah said it was necessary the Assembly found solutions to the major problem of the people within its jurisdiction.
She said the assembly has to dole out thousands of cedis to see an end to flooding at asuofua which had been the major problem of the town.
She warned the people to desist from using rivers and other water bodies as dumping sites.
Anyone who is caught throwing refuse or undesirable materials into rivers and water bodies henceforth would be severely dealt with accordingly, she stressed.
Nana Agyei Boakye, the chief of Asuofua praised the DCE and her staff for deciding to relief the town folks from their predicament which had bedeviled them for decades.
“We are eternally grateful to Hon. Rebbeca Yeboah and the assembly for the decision to end flooding in this town by dredging the Anomakosa River the chief of Asuofua said.
Nana Aduse poku, a chieftain of Asumnya a suburb of Asuofua expressed his delight at the dredging exercise underwayand thanked the DCE in particular, and authorities at ANNDA for responding tol their plight.
With the DCE to inspect the dredging exercise were Mr Kaleem Abdullah Adam, acting district coordinating director, Hon, Isaac Ohemeng Prempeh, presiding member, Hon Nana Kwaa Dwomoh , constituency chairman of NPP, Thomas Awuah Asem, acting district information officer NADMO officials and other officers from the district assembly .
The assembly member for Asuofua /Asamang electoral area, Hon Christopher Asante not to be outdone by chiefs and residents showered tones of praises for the DCE and the Assembly for decision to dredge the Anomakosa River and its tributaries which had been the cause for flooding in Asuofua.
He recounted that several complaints were to authorities at the previous Atwima Nwabiagya District on their problem but to no Vail.