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Mepe Development Association takes on NAPO over comments on Akosombo Dam spillage
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Mepe Development Association takes on NAPO over comments on Akosombo Dam spillage

The Mepe Development Association has condemned the Minister of Energy’s comments when he appeared before Parliament on Wednesday, November 8, to provide an update on the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.Matthew Opoku Prempeh defended the Volta River Authority (VRA) during his briefing of Parliament on the happenings surrounding the spillage of the dam and its attendant devastations, as well as the measures being taken by the government to provide relief for the affected people.A day after the Minister’s appearance, the Mepe Development Association, in a statement, condemned the Minister’s utterances and called them appalling and unapologetic.The Energy Minister defended that the VRA conducted simulation exercises prior to the spillage and told Parliament that the spillage of the dam was ...
NAPO questions viability of resettlement for Akosombo flood victims
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NAPO questions viability of resettlement for Akosombo flood victims

The Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has questioned the viability and practicality of constructing resettlement structures for residents displaced by the Akosombo Dam Spillage.According to the minister, the residents will return to their original homes after the water recedes as has always been the case.Speaking to Starr News after briefing parliament about the disaster, Dr. Prempeh however said the decision of resettlement should be left in the hands of the committee set up by the government to oversee the spillage disaster.“The government has set up a Ministerial committee that is still working, we are not out of the doldrums yet and that we finish Parliament can enquire from them their reports.“I think that we have a difficult time, where flooding has been occurrin...
GFA Foundation support clubs & communities affected by Dam spillage with GHS100,000
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GFA Foundation support clubs & communities affected by Dam spillage with GHS100,000

GFA Foundation is supporting victims of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams spillage with an amount of One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS100,000.00).The support will go to clubs of the Association and Communities affected by spillage. The amount is to be used to purchase relief items such as student mattresses, toiletries and food items (rice, gari, sugar and sachet water) and distributed to victims in the heavily affected areas.The amount has already been transferred to the Volta Regional Football Association to enable them undertake the exercise on behalf of the Ghana Football Association within a period of a week.The Volta Regional Football Association is the football administrative structure charged with the responsibility of developing football in both the Volta and Oti regions.The...
Flood in most districts not due to VRA spillage – NADMO
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Flood in most districts not due to VRA spillage – NADMO

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) says most of the recently flooded districts in the country were not because of the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams by the Volta River Authority (VRA).Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, the Director General of the of the NADMO said some communities affected in six regions including Oti, Savannah and Bono East Regions were as a result of torrential rains and the overflow of the Black Volta in the northern part of the country.Mr Agyemang- Prempeh addressing the press at Battor on "Update on government relief efforts after the Akosombo Dam spillage", said the NADMO had since been on the ground to assess and deliver relief items to the Coordinating Council of the regions as well as engaged Chiefs and stakeholders.On the Akosombo Da...
Finance Ministry donates to flood-affected residents in Volta Region
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Finance Ministry donates to flood-affected residents in Volta Region

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Friday donated GH¢2 million worth of relief items to victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage in communities in the Tongu Districts.The Minister and his team also donated a cash amount of GH¢50,000 as a symbol of solidarity for the victims in the times of difficulty in addition to the essentials of humanitarian relief items.Mr Ofori-Atta's visit was to assess the situation and dialogue on ways to support the victims.He pledged to incorporate additional assistance in the upcoming budget, while affirming his Ministry's commitment to collaborating with various stakeholders, including Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Regional Minister, and the Inter-Ministerial Committee, to provide housing solutions for the displaced residents, who have lost their homes. ...
GHS provides 5,000 mosquito nets, other essentials to flooded communities
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GHS provides 5,000 mosquito nets, other essentials to flooded communities

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is stepping up disease prevention measure in communities affected by the ongoing spillage of the Akosombo dam with the provision of thousands of mosquito nets.Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the GHS, said it considered the rise in vector-borne diseases, and the intervention was an effort to protect the many displaced victims from mosquitoes and the like.An effort to save the Akosombo Dam from overflow had flooded several communities.In a reaction to protect communities affected by the disaster the Director General addressed a meeting with stakeholders at the National Emergency Operations Center at Battor following a tour of the affected areas on Monday.He said flood was expected to recede over several months, and that the Health Service w...
No cholera in flooded North Tongu -DHS
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No cholera in flooded North Tongu -DHS

Health Authorities managing the flooding in the North Tongu District have reported a zero incidence of cholera three weeks into the environmental disaster.An estimated 35,000 have been affected in eight districts within the Lower Volta region, and health authorities are in a race against time to prevent the rise of diseases.Michael Kofi Zigah, District Director of Health Services at North Tongu, was briefing the Director General of the Ghana Health Service at the National Emergency Operations Centre for the flood relief efforts during a visit on Monday.He said there was no cholera among the top ten cases recorded in the hard-hit district.Mr. Zigah added that among prevalent cases were skin diseases, and some muscle complications which were all being taken care of.The District Hea...
Former Ghana Skipper Stephen Appiah donates to victims of flood in the Volta Region
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Former Ghana Skipper Stephen Appiah donates to victims of flood in the Volta Region

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, has donated to the victims of the floods caused by the Akosombo Dam Spilage in the Volta Region of Ghana.The former Juventus star did this donation on Wednesday together with Wembley Construction, with th donations received my North Tong Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.The items seen in pictures included mattresses and food products.The floods that have been ongoing for weeks now have displaced thousands of people in the Volta Region and behind.The NDC politician took to social media to thank Stephen Appiah for his generosity, describing him as more than a footballer."The legendary Stephen ‘Tornado’ Appiah is not only blessed with exceptionally talented feet; more importantly, he is an amazing human being with an awesome h...
Education Minister sympathises with victims of Akosombo Dam spillage
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Education Minister sympathises with victims of Akosombo Dam spillage

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, has toured flooded communities and sympathised with victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.The visit aimed at assessing the extent of damage, and plan on addressing the educational implications of the spillage as well as support that would be provided to the affected schools and communities.The spillage has also resulted in the closure of 47 schools and affected 14,000 students and pupils in the area.Dr Adutwum, speaking to the media at Mepe in the North Tongu District, noted that the visit was to see how normalcy could be brought to education in the affected areas."I have taken note of the effect that the spillage has had on education in the district. And I know the same is happening in other affected Districts," the Minister said.He al...
VRA supplies GHC 1.5 million medicines to spillage affected communities
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VRA supplies GHC 1.5 million medicines to spillage affected communities

The Volta River Authority (VRA) says 1.5 million cedis worth of medicines have been supplied to affected communities in the Akosombo Dam spillage.The District Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service is facilitating the distribution of the medicines to affected communities.Mr Edward Obeng-Kenzo, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VRA in charge of Engineering and Operations, announced this at the Minister's news briefing in Accra on Tuesday, to update the public on government relief after the spillage.The spillage was undertaken by VRA to safeguard the integrity of the Akosombo Dam following rise in water volumes of the dam.The spillage affected seven districts in the Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra regions including South, Central and North Tongu, Ada East, Anlo and...