Parliament, on Thursday, 28th July 2022, gave the approval for the establishment of the Ghana Hydrological Authority following the passage of the Bill that sought to establish it.
The Ghana Hydrological Authority Bill, 2022, when accented by the President will give birth to a state institution responsible for planning, design, execution, operation, and maintenance of flood control mechanisms, coastal engineering works, drainage improvement works, operational and applied hydrology in the country.
The passage of the Bill comes after the Government initiated the processes to establish the Authority, seen as the fundamental change in the country’s approach to addressing perennial flooding and coastal erosion challenges.
Sector Minister, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye believes the establishment of the Authority would go a long way to enhance existing hydrology and provide the essential technical leadership required to tackle drainage and sustain flood management services.
“The Authority will also be in the position to engage with Development Partners and explore sources of funding other than Government of Ghana to undertake flood mitigation projects across the country while enhancing the resilience of our communities and essential infrastructure”. The Minister added.
The sector Minister is optimistic the creation of a well-resourced and highly professional Ghana Hydrological Authority will not only attract and retain highly skilled staff but also ensure effective and well-coordinated development of drainage and flood management infrastructure in the country.