The Ga South Municipal Assembly has set up a National Sub-Committee to come out with Memorandum of Understanding for the possible relocation of the Kasoa Toll Booth to reduce human activities along the Densu River.
Mr Jerry Akwei Thompson, the Ga South Municipal Chief Executive, announced this when the Technical Committee of the Hydro Meteorological and Disasters Department of NADMO visited the new settlements along the Densu River at New Weija, near Kasoa.
He said human activities at the Toll Booth were polluting the river, which served as a source for the Weija Water Works and emphasised that if care was not taken now it would bring future outbreak of water-borne diseases.
“Siting of the booth closely to the Densu River is not going to help the country, especially those who get their treated water from the Densu River,” he emphasised.“It is about time we all come together to agree on the relocation of the Toll Booth to another place that is far from the River”.
The delegation first visited the Azumah Last Stop, a new settlement at New Weija where erosion had swept away the road leading to the residencies.
Mr Thompson urged residents to unite and work with the Assembly to solve the problem, caused by nature.
He said the project was expensive and the Assembly alone could not fix it with its limited budget allocation, and therefore, asked the residents’ association to contribute a little towards solving it.
“We asked the Association to buy blocks while the Assembly also supports them with cement, stones, and chippings to construct a storm drain,” he said. “By next week, we would start directing the water course to avoid further destruction to peoples’ property, then construct the drain,” he stated.
He said they would come along with the layout of the area and if there was any property on the water course it would be pulled down to pave way for the construction of the drain.
The MCE also said the Committee was tasked to find the right solution to the problem at Matsigeni Junction, near the Toll Booths, where residues from the hill fell down to block the main road whenever it rained.
Mrs Sarah Adinku, the Director, Hydro Meteorological and Disasters Department of NADMO, commended the Assembly for their efforts.
She said the delegation was there in 2011 and 2012 to stop people from carrying on quarry activities, stating, “We are happy that the Assembly has successfully enforced the directives and today, no one comes to do such activities”.
Ms Adinku pledged the Organisation’s preparedness to assist the Assembly with excavators to help them carve out the place properly. GNA