Dredge Masters, the engineers working on the Accra Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Drainage Alleviation Project at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, begun their operations in June 2016, a year after the June 3 disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
A two-year contract was awarded them by the government under John Dramani Mahama to desilt, dredge the Odaw channel and restore the Korle Lagoon to avert the perennial flooding in Accra.
Mr. Wise Ametefe Hydrological Engineer of Dredge Masters Ltd, made this known when the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the company in Accra to ascertain progress of work.
Captain Khan, Managing Director of Company took the President his entourage through pictorial designs by Dredge Masters to overhaul the Odaw River and Korle Lagoon into a modern asset to attract tourists and business activities in the city.
The company during the visit was seen busily with their equipment evacuating debris in the river in order for water to flow freely.
The channel under the scope, started from the Odaw Onyasia confluence at Carprice in Accra, through Avenor, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Agbogbloshie, South Kaneshie drain and, the Upper and Lower Lagoon.
Operations Manager of Dredge Masters, Mr Sena Adiepena said works under the initial contract was completed in March 2017 as designs on civil works were still ongoing.
Mr Adiepena said Dredge Masters Ltd was working around the clock to restore the drainage efficiency and holding capacity of the channel and lagoon to avert any flooding in this year’s rainy season.