The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly has taken decisive action to prevent residents from building in a waterlogged area within the Municipality. The decision comes as part of the Assembly's efforts to mitigate flooding and safeguard public safety.
The waterlogged area, located in a low-lying part of the Municipality, has been prone to flooding during the rainy season, resulting in damage to properties and disruption to normal activities. The Assembly, in collaboration with the local disaster Management Authorities, has identified the area as a high-risk zone and has taken steps to prevent further construction activities in the area.
The Municipal Assembly dispatched a team of officials, including building inspectors and Physical Planning Department to the waterlogged area to educate residents and halt any ongoing construction activities. The team engaged with the residents and explained the risks associated with building in a waterlogged area, including the potential for flooding and the resulting damage to properties and infrastructure.
The Assembly also issued a public notice, warning residents against building in the waterlogged area and emphasizing the need to comply with the regulations and by-laws governing construction in the municipality. The notice reiterated the Assembly's commitment to ensuring public safety and urged residents to seek guidance from the assembly before embarking on any construction projects.