The Alhaji & Madina Company Ltd is undertaking an intensive exercise to clear the choked inspection chambers or drains at Asafo market.
The New Trust Newspaper has gathered that, Alhaji & Madina Company Ltd, which is currently constructing stores at Asafo market under Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement with Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has been granted a permit by the City Engineers through Regional Urban Roads Department to voluntarily desilt choked inspection chambers to help ensure free flow of water along the Asafo interchange.
Some scenes of the desilting exercise
During a working visit to the site on Monday, 13th September,2021 by this journalist, the workers of the company were seen busily desilting the choked inspection chambers.
The choked inspection chambers or drains were choked with polythene bags, pieces of shoe leathers, plastics and sand as a result of indiscrimate littering of refuse and delay collection of refuse from the shop owners. The management of the company were anticipating using one week to be able to clear the choked drains or inspection chambers as part of their contribution to help prevent the rampant flooding at the market.
Both Kumasi City Engineer,Mr. David Ameyaw and Regional Urban Roads Director,Mr.Francis Gambrah have told this paper that, plans were far advanced to help address the current bad nature of that structure of the road. Officials from Urban Roads Department were also seen around putting things together to help find solution to the rampant flooding at the market.Story by a news desk report