The Volta River Authority (VRA) has spilled water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams, drowning communities in the North Tongu district of the Volta Region.
The spilling produced a flood that resulted in the displacement of thousands of people and the destruction of properties valued at millions of dollars.
In a post seen by 1Family Radio, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, pleaded with the VRA to make sure that everyone residing in the affected regions has been moved to higher ground before conducting another round of discharge.
“Been a really difficult day touring communities in my beloved constituency submerged under water discharged by the Volta River Authority from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams,’’ parts of his tweet read.
He also furthered that during his tour of the constituency, he “distributed free life jackets, made relocation transportation arrangements, and established a fund with seed money of GH¢30,000 to assist victims in need of further emergency support.’’
Meanwhile, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has been compelled to shut down its substation in Sokakope.
In their words, it has taken the emergency shutdown ‘’for safety reasons to mitigate the risk of electrocution, loss of life, and related dangers.’’