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General News of Saturday, 24 October 2015

Source: GNA

AMA commends Turkish gov’t

Madam Nesrin Bayazit presenting the cheque Dr Vanderpuije Madam Nesrin Bayazit presenting the cheque Dr Vanderpuije

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has commended the Turkish Government for the 100,000- dollar support to construct a defence wall around the Odor River in Accra to prevent unhealthy human activities.

Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive made the commendation when he received the Turkish Ambassador, who is also in-charge of Sierra Leone and Liberia at his office to present the a dummy cheque to him.

He said the project is to protect the community from the devastating effects such as the flood disaster that occurred on June 3, resulting in the death of many people.

Dr Vanderpuije said works on the project include the construction of armoured rock between the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to Graphic Road along the river to mitigate the effect of human activities into the lagoon.

“A 5.6 kilometre wall will also be extended to the Old Fadama, “he said.

He expressed Ghana’s appreciation to Turkey for the initiative and gave an assurance that the money would be used judiciously.

Madam Nesrin Bayazit, the Turkish Ambassador also expressed her government’s deep condolence to the families of victims of the June flooding and fire disasters.

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