This comes after the VRA initially reported signing a contract with Zoomlion for the sanitation exercise.
Ing. Kwame Osei Mensah Darkwa, VRA's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, had earlier disclosed the deal and emphasized the Authority's commitment to ensuring the safety and habitability of homes, public spaces, and the entire community following the floods.
However, in separate press statements dated Monday, October 30, 2023, both Zoomlion and VRA clarified that no contract was in place for fumigation.
Zoomlion's Communication Directorate, while denying any contractual agreement with VRA, noted that they had taken the initiative on October 23, 2023, to donate relief items valued at over GHȼ500,000 to the victims of the spillage.
The company also expressed its intention to conduct fumigation activities once the receding waters allowed for such measures.
Zoomlion reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility standards and continuing support for the communities in the Volta Region and other regions across Ghana.
VRA similarly confirmed that they had not awarded any contract to Zoomlion for the fumigation of the impacted communities.
In their statement, VRA acknowledged the assistance provided by various institutions, companies, groups, and individuals and expressed their commitment to working with all stakeholders in their relief efforts for the communities affected by the controlled spillage from the Akosombo Dam.