The Member of Parliament for Damongo and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor on Friday, 19th January, 2024 visited Ngbaripe, a suburb of Damongo to inspect the progress of an ongoing storm drainage project.
Accompanied by the West Gonja Municipal Chief Executive, the Assemblyman elect for the area and some party officials, MP Jinapor expressed satisfaction with the ongoing construction by Ashcal Construction and Engineering Company Ltd and conveyed optimism that the project which he facilitated, would be completed as scheduled to bring relief to the residents of Ngbaripe.
The MP emphasized that the completed drainage project would effectively halt the perennial flooding that has plagued the Ngbaripe-Almanara community in the West Gonja Municipality.
He added that, Residents who have endured yearly threats of their lives especially during the rainy season, will soon find respite as the project nears completion.
He recalled the past challenges faced by residents during the rainy season causing fear for their lives, especially as the aged erosion gutter encroached upon their homes.
Hon. Jinapor revealed that he facilitated the project through the local government ministry and the infrastructure department of the government’s secondary city project, benefiting the West Gonja Municipal Assembly.
He underscored the ongoing construction as a testament to the government’s commitment to the governance and development processes in the country.
The storm drainage project was officially handed over to Ashcal Construction and Engineering Company Ltd on 17th November, 2023, by Hon. Musah Karim Kusubari, the Municipal Chief Executive of West Gonja.
The responsibility aimed to address the long-standing Ngbaripe-Almanara aged erosion gutter, with an initial timeline of six months. However, the Project officer has indicated the potential for completion in three months due to the availability of necessary resources.
The project marks a significant step towards safeguarding the community from the annual threats posed by the Erosion gutter.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604