Some communities within the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality got flooded on1st October, 2017 heavy downpour. Pedestrians and vehicular movement became a standstill as several roads were soaked with water.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Gilbert Ken Asmah and his team which included the Security and NADMO Coordinators, inspected the affected areas though such places have been classified as flood prone areas of which some works have begun.
The team made their first stop at Bankyim around Swampong construction Limited, after a lengthy deliberations with the CEO of the company it was revealed that there will be the need to desilt and expand the drainage system to allow the natural flow of water and possibly construct another drain at the yard of the company to resolve the flooding problems in the community. It was observed that most of the structures around the other end of the drain have encroached the waterway which also affect the flow of water thus resulting in flooding.
Akyempim road was the next place for the Inspection Team, beside the road which leads to Star filling Station was a marshy area which was heavily flooded. Checks revealed that the place used to be a stream called Kyir Fi but human activities have destroyed the stream, though drains was being built at the area. Hon MCE and his team preceded to Akyim to sympathize with the Upper Room Family Chapel International under the leadership of Apostle Hughes as the first floor of his apartment collapsed due to the heavy rains.
The team again made a stop at these following places: Hill Top Junction, Kadadwen, Classlink Hotel, Cynaide Junction and Bogoso Junction for the inspection. Most of the drains in these communities were heavily chocked with filth and sand deposit thus resulting in flooding. The culvert in those areas were either too small for water flow or encroachment on waterway. The Ahwitieso and Bogoso Junction roads are currently undergoing reconstruction and that, drains are built to take care of the perennial flooding in the area.
The MCE tasked the Municipal Engineers to frequently supervise the activities of the contractors to ensure that the roads are up to standard.