An Entrepreneur and member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Tongu District, Ian-Calvin Okudzeto, is calling for a lasting solution to the current crisis of displaced flood victims in the South, North, and Central Tongu communities affected by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.
He said the time to support the flood victims is now instead of laying blame.
Mr. Okudzeto said this when he visited Adidome in the Central Tongu district of the Volta Region to extend support and assess the level of damage caused to the affected communities by the dam spillage.
“We are with them, and we will continue to support them. This is a time that we should look for solutions rather than blame games,” Mr. Ian-Calvin Okudjeto said.
Communities downstream of the Akosombo and Kpong dams have been flooded following the second-stage spillage of the two dams used to generate about a third of Ghana’s electricity supply, controlled by the Volta River Authority (VRA).
Following the excess water in both reservoirs due to appreciable levels of rainfall, the VRA started the controlled spillage at the Akosombo and Kpong dams, which has severely affected several communities.
The homeboy of Adidome, during his visit, donated some relief items worth Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis to the affected victims. The items include rice, tomato paste, toiletries, cooking oil, and bags of sachet water.
He implored benevolent groups to also spread comfort and extend support to the affected communities submerged in the flood.