Volta Regional Minister announces resettlement plans for Akosombo Dam spillage victims

Volta Regional Minister announces resettlement plans for Akosombo Dam spillage victims
Volta Regional Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr , has revealed that the government's inter-ministerial committee, dedicated to addressing the aftermath of the recent spillage in the Lower Volta basin, has successfully identified suitable lands for the resettlement of displaced residents in the affected communities.

The spillage disaster, which submerged homes, schools, businesses, farms, and shops for over a month, has left over 30,000 individuals displaced, seeking refuge in public schools, migrating to nearby communities, or staying with relatives and friends.

In response to the crisis, benevolent institutions and organizations, including CitiTV/Citi FM, have been donating relief items to assist the affected residents.

Addressing the press in on Thursday, Minister Letsa acknowledged the challenges faced by thousands of locals, particularly children and the elderly, in the three Tongu districts of the region.

He stated, “We've identified some places in New Bakpa and some places in Mepe for the resettlement,” confirming the conclusion of resettlement proceedings.

Letsa assured that the government, in collaboration with international bodies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and the construction sector, is committed to realizing the resettlement project.

Responding to concerns about educational disruptions, he noted that “almost all the children are back in school,” indicating that the government has addressed the educational challenges the affected communities face.

The announcement comes amid expressions of dissatisfaction from numerous displaced residents regarding the perceived delay in resettlement.

The collaboration with various domestic and international stakeholders aims to expedite the process and bring relief to those affected by the spillage disaster in the .

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