River Nsakina Under Serious Threat …Residents Appeal To EPA For Rescue

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River NSAKI, in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra is on the verge of been totally polluted by activities of estate developers and businesses.

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Residents are therefore calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other appropriate state agencies to come to their rescue to save the river from been polluted by these unscrupulous citizens for their parochial interests.

River Nsaki in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region which connects to river Densu is one of the important river bodies in the country’s capital.

The river which also connects to one of the dams which serves some communities for drinking purposes in Accra is on the verge of been polluted if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fails to take appropriate measures.

Residents of the area is therefore calling on the EPA and appropriate agencies that there is an ongoing project by one Mr. Godfred who is about to put up a fuel station and a washing bay just few metres away from the river.

This individual is using garbage and sand to fill the river which has led to severe pollution in the river and has disrupted its natural ecology.

However, residents have expressed their concern about the looming danger that will befall the community if the EPA fails to prevent the river from been polluted and destroyed, as they fear it may cause a severe flooding when there is a downpour.

Residents round Manhean, Oduman, Nsakina and its environs are already facing challenges of flooding whenever there is a heavy downpour due to industrial plastic and garbage been emptied into the river and lack of drains within the municipality.

The residents are in a state of panic as they made references to the June 3rd 2015, disaster adding that the area is already a flood prone area and it will be dangerous and suicidal if a fuel station is situated which could easily catch fire during flooding.

Motorists plying that route have not been left out as they have also added their voice to the pending doom that will befall the community should the authorities failed to stop the ongoing project along the shoulders of the river.

This, they call on the appropriate agencies to take pragmatic steps and prevent Mr. Godfred from constructing any structure to block the Nsaki River.

Speaking in an an interview with Ghanaian Voice at Manhean, the Chief of Manhean, Nii Ayi Kortor, ascertain whether or not he is aware of the ongoing project to block the Nsaki river.

Nii Ayi Kortor denied any knowledge or hand in the said project and described it as something that may pose serious threat to the community when ever it rains.

Checks made by our reporter indicates that some members of Manhean community led by one Sule Libya sold the portion of the river to Mr. Godfred in which filling of the river has began with garbage and sand.

The source revealed that this is not the first time this act is going on but the intervention of the Manhean Mantse and the police stopped Sule Libya and his cohorts from blocking and filling of the Nsaki River.

By: Faisel Mustapha

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