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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...

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