The spillage of the Bagre dam is feared to have turned living in Bawku a nightmare as livelihoods have been destroyed affecting over 6000 residents.
Reports from the National Disaster Management Organisation reveals that the development has led to an acute shortage of food as residents strife even for a one-square meal - authorities fear the development could end up turning into a humanitarian crisis should the delay in the provision of food and aid be delayed. Upper East regional coordinator of Nadmo, Alfred Sawoud has given the strongest indication of things getting worse since the shortage of food is making sustenance a difficulty.
The spillage of the Bagre Dam has been an annual affair. Alfred Sawuk said NADMO has been doing training and planning in addition to identifying early warning signs so that adequate measures are put in place to minimize the damage that would be caused should the dam get over-flooded.