July 25, 2024
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VRA Constructs Bypass Road To Link Mepe For Flood Victims

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has constructed a bypass road that links the St. Kizito Safe Haven Road to the Battor-Mepe Road to ease movement within the Akosombo flood areas.

The move for the construction of the bypass road is to ensure that critical relief items, medicines, healthcare services, and supplies can reach the people of Mepe.

The newly constructed bypass road will effectively eliminate the need for the local population to navigate flooded areas by boat or canoe, greatly reducing the risk of waterborne diseases.

VRA has provided financial support through various relief agencies, including the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana Health Service.

The authority, in a press briefing on Monday, October 23, also emphasized that support is being extended to the affected persons.

VRA added that individuals whose homes are affected are being evacuated to safe places for comfort.

“VRA remains committed to improving the living conditions of the residents in the safe havens, particularly Mepe”.

VRA’s Emergency Preparedness Plan outlines the procedures and protocols for addressing potential spills, and the Authority is consistently ready to respond promptly to any gaps or shortcomings as the controlled spill continues.

Hon. Divine Osborne Fenu, the District Chief Executive for the North Tongu District, expressed his appreciation for VRA’s rapid response, highlighting the vital role the bypass road plays in flood relief efforts.

Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, the Chief Executive of VRA, visited the Mepe community on Saturday, October 21 to oversee the distribution of relief items and pharmaceuticals.

During his visit, he reassured the people of VRA’s unwavering commitment to improving their quality of life and urged them to voice their needs.

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