Government seeks additional funding for Akosombo Dam spillage victims’ restoration

Govt seeks World Bank support for victims of Akosombo dam spillage

The Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, has announced that the Ghanaian government is pursuing additional funding from the and climate-change agencies to support the second phase of restoring properties for victims affected by the spillage.

Speaking as the chair of the inter-ministerial committee established by the president, Osei Opare stated that the government remains committed to restoring livelihoods, with GH¢40 million already set aside for relief efforts.

She highlighted the government's total budget of GH¢220 million, emphasizing its significant aid to victims and the commitment to leaving no one behind in all affected areas.

“Government is committed to releasing additional funds. Steps are being taken to secure additional funding from the World Bank and international climate-related sources to support the affected communities, especially for rehabilitation,” Osei Opare affirmed.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Education, Dr. Osei Adutwum, revealed that emergency procurement is underway to provide learning materials for students affected by the Dam spillage.

He addressed the significant damage to the Comboni Vocational School in , emphasizing efforts to replace equipment for continued learning.

For students of St. Kizito at Mepe, Dr Adutwum explained that a new academic calendar will be issued to allow them to adjust to their studies.

Despite not being directly affected, the school currently accommodates over 9000 victims of the floods.

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