- Farmers affected by the spilling of Akosombo and Kpong dams will benefit from a $40million support
- The support money is coming from the World Bank-funded Food Systems Resilience Programme
- The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong, announced this monetary support for devastated farmers
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Farmers who lost farmlands due to devastating flooding from the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams are set to benefit from $40 million.
According to Agric Minister Bryan Acheampong, the funds will come from the World Bank-funded Food Systems Resilience Programme.
Speaking at the Youth In Agric initiative launch, Acheampong said the funds will help restore the livelihood of the affected.
Flooding from Akosombo Dam spillage
YEN.com.gh reported that affected persons have been counting their losses after heavy rains and the spillage of the dam.
Homes have been flooded in the three Tongu districts while tilapia farms near the riverbanks have notably been destroyed.
Akufo-Addo faces backlash over comments to victims
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a related story that President Akufo-Addo was slammed by a section of the Ghanaian public over his remarks to victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.
The President said if it were about which community voted for him, he wouldn't be there to sympathise with them.
However, on social media, many Ghanaians felt that comment was unnecessary, although a few saw nothing wrong with it.
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