He called on Ghanaians to show interest in the project and protect the lagoon by ensuring that refuse is not thrown into it, to prevent the reccurrence of the June 3 flood and fire disasters, which led to the loss of lives.
Dr Vanderpuije said the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) needed over GH₵ 4 million to construct the wall around the lagoon to protect it.
He expressed gratitude to the Turkish government for providing 100,000 dollars towards the project.
Dr Vanderpuije entreated the contractor to ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated period,
Speaking of development projects being undertaken under the “Better Ghana Agenda”, he said: “Under the Better Ghana Agenda, 105 Millennium Schools are under construction, a sewage system from Dansoman to Korle Bu is ongoing and a similar one in Legon.”
Madam Nesrin Bayazit, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, who joined the MCE in the ground breaking ceremony, said her government would continue supporting the AMA in its development initiatives.