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General News of Monday, 27 May 2019


Desilting gutters, Korle Lagoon waste of gov't money – NPP MP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin constituency in the Ashanti region, Mr Eugene Boakye Antwi, says desilting choked gutters is one avenue the government is wasting the taxpayers’ money.

According to Mr Antwi, the bad habit of some citizens, who rampantly throw refuse into gutters, especially when it rains, is not helping the government to develop the country.

He argued that since people will continue to litter because of bad attitude it will be a waste of money for the government to continue spending money to desilt gutters.

“Littering is like a price in Ghana whereas it is an offence in other countries. Even when dustbins are placed at vantage points we still litter,” he stated on Peace FM, monitored by Adomonline.

He added that because “we politicise everything the laws cannot even be implemented well when strict stands are taken.

“We politicise everything, instead of seeing to it that the right and appropriate things are done, we rather defend the wrongdoers because of their party affiliations, we don’t let the laws work.”

He added that the monies used for desilting to avoid flooding can be used for major projects that will develop the country.

“When I tell you the millions of dollars the government has spent desilting the Korle Lagoon and paying contractors you will be amazed, we have even extended the contract because the work is not done while these monies could have been used to develop and change lives in the country,” he added.