Dam spillage: We are with you till the very end, VRA tells displaced persons

The flood, caused by the controlled spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams, has led to significant challenges in the affected areas, including power cuts

The Volta River Authority (VRA) continues to provide relief items to the affected flood victims in the Eastern and Volta regions after excess water was spilled in the Akosombo and Kpong dams a few weeks ago.

In the last two days, VRA has reached out to the victims at the safe havens with trucks of items, including blankets, 24,000 diapers,19,000 sanitary pads,15 bales of clothing, 15,000 bags of rice and maize including 4,000 exercise books and 1,000 pens.

Also, medical supplies worth GHC1.1 million targeted at preventing any outbreak of diseases, especially water borne diseases have been dispatched to the enclave.

Whilst overseeing the distribution of the relief items in Agbetikpo, the chief executive of the VRA, Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa interacted with the flood victims assuring them of being with them throughout their plight.

“We have reduced the spill rate, as you can see, the water level is dropping,” he said. “I want to thank you for your patience as we go through this together. We will continue to support you even after the floods recede. We are here with you till the very end.”

At the highest of the controlled spill, the spill rate was over 180,000 cubic feet per second, but as at 26 October 2023, the spill rate has been lowered to 90,000 cubic feet per second.

Meanwhile, the water levels in the flood areas have also reduced considerably.


The VRA boss gave assurance to all that the authority is committed to improve their lives.


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