SummaryThe project is defined as the (re-) construction of the Lafa Drain and Onyasia drainage channels in the greater Accra region, Ghana. It prevents flooding in the project area.
LocationAccra Metropolitan Area
ApplicantMinistry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP)
Competent AuthorityMinistry of Local Government & Rural Development (MLGRD)
Parties InvolvedWatertech Ltd.
Toral project cost / Total ORIO Grant amount39,183,182 Euro / 13,712,008 Euro
Status projectDevelopment Phase
The project in which ORIO is financially involved, is defined as the (re-)construction of approximately 7.12 kilometers of the Lafa drain (concrete lined open trapezoidal sections ) which outfalls within the AMA catchment area and the reconstruction of 5.18 kilometers of the Onyasia drain (concrete lined open trapezoidal section) which is tributary of the Odaw drain. Furthermore, the project involves the maintenance of the Lafa and Onyasia drains by the Drain Maintenance Unit of AMA for 10 years. The objective of the project is to improve the health and living conditions of the people within the communities along the drains by reducing the severity, frequency, and duration of flooding in the low-lying predominantly poor but commercially active areas of Accra in a socially and environmentally friendly manner. An estimated population of 698,632 will benefit from improved drainage and reduction in perennial flooding and its attendant impacts.