Agri Ministry says flood situation under control

The Ministry of Agriculture this morning said “that the current heavy downpour has resulted in parts of Regions 3 and 4 under water. Currently, the NDIA, Ministry of Agriculture and the Region Administrations are taking all measures to ensure that the water recedes effectively.

“Thus far, all Kokers in these areas are functioning to ensure that the water effectively drains off-land in a timely manner. However, the NDIA is cautioning persons to assist by unblocking all internal drains in residential areas.

“The Ministry of Agriculture would also like to assure the public that the situation is under control and for persons to be responsible and not to incite a panic mode.

“Cabinet Ministers and other Government officials, and engineers will also be visiting affected areas.

“Residents in low lying and riverine areas are being asked to take precautionary measures against rising water levels.

“Kindly contact the Ministry of Agriculture on hotline number 227-5049/223-7291, if the need arises.”


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