Saturday 13th April, 2019
By Edward Williams, GNA
Hohoe (V/R), April 13, GNA – The Hohoe
Municipal Office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has
started desilting gutters and culverts in flood prone communities ahead of the
The exercise, with support from Zoomlion, is
to reduce the damage caused by floods during the rainy season.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr
Hilarius Kofi Gockel, the Municipal Director of NADMO, said the exercise was
part of a regional programme to protect life and property before, during and
after the rains.
He said silts were the main cause of floods in
the Municipality apart from some engineering problems with the culverts and
pipelines, which prevented free flow of water through the drains.
Mr Gockel bemoaned the dumping of refuse in
gutters and warned that anyone caught would face the law.
Residents who took part in the exercise
commended NADMO for the foresight and asked that it regularised such