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"GH¢40m spent on victims of Akosombo Dam spillage" - Frema Osei-Opare

Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has revealed that government has spent GH¢40million on victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.


The Chief of Staff made this remarks while addressing Journalists in Accra on Wednesday in Accra.


She said "The Volta River Authority (VRA) and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) led the provi­sion of the relief efforts"


“The Ministry of Education, Health, Roads, Sanitation and Water Resources have collected and anal­ysed data from affected communi­ties and action is being taken,”


"The Akufo-Addo government is committed to improving the social and economic conditions of all af­fected persons in the communities"


“As announced by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, during the reading of the 2024 budget and economic policy of the government on the floor of Parlia­ment, government has budgeted an amount of GH¢220million to sup­port the relief aid of communities affected by the Akosombo spillage as well as floods upstream in Oti, Savanah and Bono East regions,”


Taking his turn, Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adut­wum said "42,522 learners and 1,551 teachers in 127 schools were affected by the floods adding that the schools included those in the North Tongu, Central Tongu, South Tongu, Ketu South and Anloga, all in the Volta Region"


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VRA. Antwi Dankwa said "The Authority was committed to ensuring that all those affected would be restored to normalcy. As dam managers, they were mandated to maintain the integrity and safety of the dam and lives of the people who live around the dam"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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