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2024 Budget: Government earmarks GHC220 million to support victims of Akosombo dam spillage

The amount will also be used to support flood victims in the Oti Savannah and Bono East Region

Government has earmarked GHC220 million to support victims of the Akosombo dam spillage, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

The amount will also be used to support flood victims in the Oti, Savannah and Bono East Regions.

At least 31,000 individuals in nine districts have been displaced after excess water was spilled from the Akosombo and Kpong dams, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has said.

Crops have been destroyed, schools shut and the economy has come to a standstill in Mepe – the epicentre in the Volta Region – and parts of the Eastern and Greater Accra regions after the dams overflowed at Akosombo and Kpong

Presenting the 2024 Budget Statement in Parliament on Wednesday (15 November 2023), the minister said the government has applied for the Global Shield against Climate Change Fund to access additional financial resources to support communities along the Akosombo dam.

“Government has budgeted an amount of GHC 220 million to support the relief phase for the communities affected by the Akosombo dam spillage as well as floods upstream in the Oti, Savannah and Bono East Regions,” Ofori-Atta said.

Listen to Ken Ofori-Atta in the attached audio clip below:

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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