Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

- Floods have caused havoc in the Upper East region of Ghana

- The flood is as a result of the opening of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso

- Ghana's Vice President Bawumia visited some communities in the region which have been affected by the floods

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The spillage of the Bagri Dam in Burkina Faso has resulted in massive flooding in the Upper East region.

The dam spillage led to flooding, which has caused massive havoc in some communities in the region.

Some of the affected communities include Somaaman, Sakapa, Bluima, Katigri, Pwalugu, and Bolga.

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region. Source: Facebook/Mahamudu Bawumia.
Source: Facebook

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This is not the first time the spillage of the Bagri Dam has destroyed properties and even taken lives.

According to a statement from the office of Dr. Bawumia, the flood has led to the deaths of 10 persons.

It has also destroyed large hectares of farmland and hundreds of livestock, and washed away parts of some major roads, cutting off some communities.

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

Aerial view of the flooding in the Upper East region. Source: Facebook/Mahamudu Bawumia
Source: Facebook

Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is touring the Upper East region, took time off his work visit some of the affected communities and families of the affected.

Addressing the press during his tour, Dr. Bawumia said, the NPP government will end the perennial flooding of the Upper East region and North East region once the Pwalugu Dam is constructed.

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region. Source: Facebook/Mahamudu Bawumia.
Source: Facebook

“We have basically understood that to deal with this problem fundamentally, we have to have a flood control in the context of the Pawlugu Dam,” he said.

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

Relief items for victims of the floods in the Upper East region. Source: Facebook/Mahamudu Bawumia.
Source: Facebook

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He said that is why the NPP has moved to secure the Pawlugu Dam project, and this project is the biggest dam project we have in the northern region.

Dr. Bawumia stated that the Pwalugu Dam will coast over $1billion.

YEN.com.gh has photos showing the extent of the devastation caused by the flood.

Bawumia tours flooded communities in U/E region

The floods have destroyed roads in the region as well. Source: Facebook/Mahamudu Bawumia
Source: Facebook

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of peaceful and free elections on December 7, 2020.

The President of the Republic reiterated his commitment to the Bono Region House of Chiefs on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

He wholeheartedly said his government will ensure absolute peace and stability before, during, and after the 2020 elections.

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