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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. ...
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...
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...
VRA awards scholarships to 61 students

VRA awards scholarships to 61 students

Ghana News
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has awarded full scholarships to 61 needy students from communities impacted by its operations. The GH¢800,000 scholarship covers payments of the tuition and hostel fees of the students who have gained admission to study at the various tertiary institutions such as the University of Education, Winneba, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Cape Coast, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, the University of Energy and Natural Resources, technical universities, Colleges of Education and the Nursing Training Colleges. Thirty students received the award for the 2019/2020 academic year, while 31 students were given the scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year. VRA instituted the Scholarship Awards Prog...

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