The Akosombo Dam’s water spillage has, according to the Volta River Authority (VRA), officially come to an end.
This was published in a press release by the authority and sighted by 1Family Radio on October 30, 2023.
“The Volta River Authority (VRA) wishes to inform the public, particularly residents living along the Lower Volta River and its environs, that the controlled spillage from the Akosombo dam, which began on September 15, 2023, has ended,” parts of the statement read.
“The end of the controlled spillage notwithstanding, VRA is committed to continuing its relief and rehabilitation efforts until lives and livelihoods are restored.’’
“VRA wishes to take this opportunity to acknowledge the various government agencies and stakeholders for their support of the impacted communities,’’ it added.
The VRA began spilling more water on September 15 as a result of the Akosombo and Kpong Hydro Dams’ rising levels.
The leak caused weeks of floods that left many residents in the Lower Volta Basin without homes or farmland.
According to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), almost 26,000 people were displaced and left homeless.