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VRA ends spillage of Akosombo Dam

VRA ends spillage of Akosombo Dam

Ghana News
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has brought to an end its spillage of the Akosombo Dam. This is contained in a release issued by the Authority on October 30, 2023. “The Volta River Authority (VRA wishes to inform the public, particularly residents living along the Lower Volta River and its environs that the controlled spillage from the Akosombo dam, which began on September 15, 2023, has ended,” said the statement. According to the VRA, although, the spillage has come to an end, “it is still cimmitted to its relief and rehabilitation efforts until lives and livelihoods are restored.https://cdn.vuukle.com/widgets/quiz.html?version=1.11.11Advertisement It also acknowledged the various Government agencies and stakeholders for their support to the impacted communities. ...
The Church Of Pentecost Supports Flood Victims At Mepe, Battor

The Church Of Pentecost Supports Flood Victims At Mepe, Battor

Ghana News, Pentecost News
The Church of Pentecost on Monday, October 23, 2023, presented huge relief items worth several thousands of Ghana cedis to support flood victims at Mepe and Battor and adjoining communities in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region affected by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam. Led by the church’s Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, and other senior ministers and officials, a truckload of relief items was presented to the displaced people. The items included several bags of rice, gari, sachet water, sugar, mattresses, blankets, cooking oil, soaps, toilet rolls, mosquito nets, beverages, sanitary pads, and many more. Addressing some victims at the Battor Central Assembly of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Nyamekye assured them ...
23 Church Buildings Submerged In Water In Akosombo Dam Spillage Flooding

23 Church Buildings Submerged In Water In Akosombo Dam Spillage Flooding

Ghana News, Pentecost News
Twenty-three church buildings belonging to The Church of Pentecost, a leading global Pentecostal church, have been submerged in water in the Volta Region following the controlled spillage of the Akosombo Dam. Other church facilities like mission houses, particularly the one in Mepe, one of the worst-hit communities, have also been sunk in the flood waters. Meanwhile, about ten other assemblies in some districts in the Sogakope Area have been cut off from the reach of the members.                                                                This was revealed when the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, together...
Mepe Chief Calls On The Church Of Pentecost To Facilitate Government Support

Mepe Chief Calls On The Church Of Pentecost To Facilitate Government Support

Ghana News, Pentecost News
“The Church of Pentecost is a formidable force, and I know when you speak, the government listens. So, I am pleading with you to liaise with the government to help find a lasting solution to this dam spillage and its attendant issues,” the Mankrado of Mepe, Togbe Korsi Nego VI, has stated. He said this on Monday during an interaction with the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, and other senior officials of the church who paid a courtesy call on him at his palace at Mepe to commiserate with them, following the havoc caused by the Akosombo Dam spillage. According to the chief, almost 16,000 community inhabitants have been affected by the floods, most of whom have been displaced and their sources of livelihood utterly destroyed. Narrating how t...
Sanitation Minister blames Akosombo Dam flood victims for not heeding warnings to evacuate

Sanitation Minister blames Akosombo Dam flood victims for not heeding warnings to evacuate

Ghana News
The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Freda Prempeh has blamed victims of the floods induced by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam for not heeding early warnings by the Volta River Authority and other state agencies to evacuate. The Minister said the victims refused to relocate until the unfortunate incident happened, making them a burden to the government. According to her, the government now has to spend limited resources to ensure relief items are provided for them. “We don’t want what has happened in Akosombo to happen to us in Accra. The Akosombo spillage, even though VRA, NADMO, and the Water Resource Commission came together to educate the people in the community, did a simulation exercise at Mepe, yet they refused to leave, they didn’t want to be evacuated, they stay...
Volta floods: Will the spillage end soon?

Volta floods: Will the spillage end soon?

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
The Volta floods have become a nationwide catastrophe, displacing over 26,000 people due to the decision by the Volta River Authority (VRA), to release excess water from the Akosombo and Kpong dams. Intense rainfall has caused a massive influx of water into these dams. Areas near the Bui dam, sourced from the Black Volta, have also been severely affected. Nine districts along the river and downstream of the lake have all been impacted. Seven districts downstream, including Tongu areas, Asuogyaman, Anlo, and Ada East, have witnessed significant flooding. Mepe, a town in the North Tongu district, has been submerged, forcing its residents to evacuate. Watch full analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbF2nP4QGqc The last time such a disaster happened as a result of the spi...
Akosombo Dam floods: GNAT backs calls for ‘state of emergency’ declaration

Akosombo Dam floods: GNAT backs calls for ‘state of emergency’ declaration

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is backing calls for President Akufo-Addo to declare a state of emergency in areas ravaged by floods from the spillage of the Akosombo Dam. According to the Association, the situation meets the circumstances under which a state of emergency could be declared.  It said when that is done, it will guarantee the supply of essential goods and services to the affected victims. “The Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, equally backs the call for a state of emergency to be declared in the affected areas, since the circumstances under which a state of emergency could be declared, whether natural or man-made disasters is being experienced currently which is not only threatening the very existence of the people but also deprivi...

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