President Nana Akufo-Addo will, on Monday, October 16, visit districts hit by the flooding from the spillage of the Akosombo Dam. The President will be joined on this tour by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, which has been set up to coordinate the Government’s response.
The president’s visit was announced by the Communications Director of the presidency, Eugene Arhin. President Akufo-Addo will travel to these areas after arriving from his four-day official visit to the US on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Flooding caused by the spillage displaced thousands in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts.
Ghlagatin reported that residents in the Volta Region, especially those close to the Akosombo Dam, are counting their losses after heavy rains and the spillage of the dam. Homes have been flooded in the three Tongu districts, triggering mass displacement of residents. Also, due to the spillage of the Akosombo Dam due to the heavy rains, Tilapia farms close to the riverbanks have been destroyed.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana is set to visit the areas affected by the flooding caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam on Monday, October 16, 2023. This visit follows his four-day official trip to the US, which culminates on Sunday, October 15.
The President’s tour of the flood-ravaged regions is in conjunction with members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, established to steer the Government’s intervention efforts. The announcement of this visit was made by Eugene Arhin, the Communications Director of the presidency.
The Akosombo Dam spillage, compounded by heavy rainfall, has precipitated extensive flooding across the North, South, and Central Tongu districts. Thousands of residents in these areas have been displaced due to the inundation of their homes. The devastation is particularly severe in the Volta Region, where locals in proximity to the Akosombo Dam are grappling with significant losses.
A report by Ghlagatin highlights the plight of the residents, whose houses have been submerged in the floodwaters across the three Tongu districts. The report also sheds light on the economic implications of this disaster, pointing out the destruction of tilapia farms located near the riverbanks. As the communities attempt to recover from this calamity, the President’s visit will be crucial in assessing the damage and expediting government response.