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81 Schools in flood-hit areas resume
Education, News

81 Schools in flood-hit areas resume

Teaching and learning have resumed in 81 out of 108 schools in the nine districts affected by the recent Akosombo Dam spillage, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, has announced.“We are also making good progress, working with key stakeholders to restore teaching and learning in the remaining 27 schools within the North Tongu District, which for the most part, are used as camps and safe havens by displaced households.“Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that all schools affected by the floods resume teaching and learning activities within the shortest possible time,” he said.Dr Nkansah said this after a three-day working visit to the nine districts which were affected by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam by the Volta River Authority (VRA).Follow-...
Mepe Development Association takes on NAPO over comments on Akosombo Dam spillage
Politics

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
News

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
Sports

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
News

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
News

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. ...
VRA supplies GHC 1.5 million medicines to spillage affected communities
News

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...