Akufo-Addo To Visit Disaster Areas After Flooding From Akosombo Dam Spillage

Akufo-Addo To Visit Disaster Areas After Flooding From Akosombo Dam Spillage

  • President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to visit the areas worst affected by the flooding from the spillage of the Akosombo Dam
  • The Communications Director for the presidency, Eugene Arhin, announced the president’s plan in a post on Facebook
  • President Akufo-Addo is returning from the four-day working visit to the US on Sunday, October 15, 2023

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.

Akufo-Addo To Visit Areas Affected By Flooding
North, South and Central Tongu have been heavily affected by the flooding. Source: Facebook/@Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa/@Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Source: Facebook

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.

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Flooding caused by the spillage displaced thousands in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts.

Flooding from Akosombo Dam spillage

YEN.com.gh 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.

Photos and Videos capture massive flooding in Accra

In other news, YEN.com.gh has reported that heavy rains on Friday, September 22, caused flooding in some parts of Accra and destroyed many properties.

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For instance, the famous China Mall at the Ashaiman overhead was flooded, disrupting trading activities.

Similarly, a month earlier, heavy rains in the North East Region caused a humanitarian crisis as homes were submerged in flood waters.

Major road networks in Walewale, Nalerigu and its environs have also been destroyed, making it impossible for NADMO to reach flood victims with relief items.

NADMO explained that constant rains that lasted for about four days caused the precarious situation in the North East Region.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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