Thomas Ampem Nyarko, the Member of Parliament for the Asuogyaman Constituency, has urged Assembly members in the area to rally behind plans to mitigate the impact of heavy rains predicted by experts.
The MP initiated a campaign in the Budukrom Electoral Area to desilt clogged gutters and ensure proper drainage to prevent floods.
Speaking during the kick-start of the campaign, Mr Ampem emphasized the importance of cleaning drains to allow smooth water flow and avert devastating flood effects.
He mentioned that his office had received notices from some Assembly Members about blocked drains, necessitating the urgent strategy of sensitization and communal work to protect residents from flood-related dangers.
The Assemblyman for the Budukrom Electoral Area, Mr. David Tamakloe, praised the MP's leadership and the hiring of excavators to work on major drains.
He called on everyone to take responsibility for cleaning drains in their communities, emphasizing the need to adopt environmentally friendly practices to combat the effects of climate change.
Mr Ampem outlined the scope of the clean-up exercise, which includes excavating clogged drains and widening their base to handle larger volumes of water efficiently.
He also revealed plans for similar exercises in various locations as part of a broader strategy to support communities in averting floods and their adverse effects on socio-economic development in the constituency.
Nana Obeng Akrofi, the Gyasehene of Atimpoku, and Nana Adu Apomah, Amankrado of Atimpoku, were present to show their support for the initiative.
They highlighted the significant benefits the project would bring to the neighbourhood and urged residents to refrain from dumping household waste into open drains, as it obstructs water flow.