The Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has commenced the dredging and re-channeling of stagnant water from the floods at Mepe in the Volta Region.
The work involves the construction of new roads in the Mepe RC-St. Kizito enclave which was terribly damaged by the floods.
This was after a brief sod-cutting ceremony done on Saturday, October 28, at Mepe.
The dredging follows an earlier donation done by Mr. Mahama to flood victims on Tuesday where he gave relief items to support about 20,000 homes.
Mr. Ibrahim Mahama dispatched his engineers, workers, and equipment in fulfillment of a pledge he made to the chiefs and people of the affected communities last Tuesday.
The Lower Volta Basin has been grappling with severe flooding over the past few weeks due to the spillage of the dam and rising water levels.
The spillage of the dam has caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure, displacing families and disrupting daily life.
In response to this crisis, Engineers and Planners have stepped in to help residents by employing their vast expertise in water management and construction.
The dredging operation, led by a team of skilled engineers and workers, involves the removal of silt, debris, and excess water from rivers, canals, and drainage systems.
By clearing these waterways, the project aims to reduce the risk of future flooding and provide much-needed relief to the community.