July 25, 2024
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Volta Lake breaks banks; 2,500 residents displaced

The Volta Lake has broken its banks leading to the displacement of 2,500 residents from nine communities within the Pru East District.

The victims comprise 1,302 males and females 1,252, according to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Communities affected are Kobre Nsuano, Pentecost Nsuano, Adiembra, Fanteakura, Tokobikope, Tonka, Agokope, Logakope and others.

The Pru East District NADMO Director, Fredrick Ndila Ntana in a media interview said the victims have been relocated to higher grounds.

“So far we have about over nine communities which are affected by the floods. These are Fanteakura, Birikente, Tokobikope, Accra Town, Kobre Nsuano, Who Are You, and many others.”

“And so now we have about 2554 people displaced and these are the breakdown. The males are 1,302 and the females are 1,252…we have relocated them to the highest grounds,” he said.

It will also be recalled that over 26,000 people have been displaced following the spillage of the Akosombo dam in various communities in the Volta and Eastern regions.

The Volta River Authority (VRA) commenced controlled spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams on September 15, 2023, due to a consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo reservoir.

Thousands of residents in South Tongu, North Tongu, Central Tongu, Asuogyaman, and several other areas have had homes submerged due to the spillage.

Meanwhile, benevolent organisations and individuals have donated some relief items to ensure their plights are ameliorated.

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