Government Vows Support for Akosombo Dam Spillage Victims
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has underlined the government’s unwavering commitment to aiding the victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage. He emphasized that the government’s relief efforts are squarely focused on providing the necessary support to those affected.
During a press briefing in Accra, Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah articulated that the immediate priority of the government is to offer essential assistance to the victims. The spillage in the Volta Region has prompted the establishment of twenty dedicated centers to accommodate individuals impacted by the flooding.
This approach is designed to prevent the worsening of their situation during these challenging times. Furthermore, Minister Oppong Nkrumah expressed the government’s intention to facilitate the return of the affected people to their home communities once the water levels recede.
“These individuals are our fellow citizens in various parts of the region, and the geographical layout necessitates the creation of twenty centers to house people from nearby villages affected by the flooding.
Our primary goal is to ensure that those relocated to these twenty centers receive essential provisions such as food, bedding, healthcare, and more, to prevent their situation from deteriorating further. Subsequently, when the water levels recede, our aim is to assist them in returning to their communities.”
There has been a growing demand for the government to consider temporarily relocating the affected individuals to the Saglemi Housing project.