Naam River dredging kicks off

The Unity State Legislative Assembly said that the Naam River dredging operations are underway, Radio Tamazuj reports. photo

According to local authorities, three large excavators mounted on pontoons are being used to clear the water to mitigate flooding in the state where most areas have been inundated for the last four years.

Stephen Mawich, the chairperson of the information committee in the Unity State Legislative Assembly, said: “The three large fully equipped excavator machines have successfully started their work and are now inside the Naam River, clearing out all blocked obstacles within the river. These machines will play a pivotal role in the cleaning process of Naam River.”

“We believe that clearing the river of reeds and obstructions will help mitigate flooding. It is very important for our communities that have migrated (due to flooding) from different areas across the seven counties in Unity State, to return to their respective areas.”

Lawmakers and Unity State inhabitants have expressed strong support for the Naam River clearing project, highlighting its potential to assuage flooding in the region.