By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| Mepe
The Deputy Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Seji Saji Amedonu, has said that the flooding situation at Mepe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region as a result of the Akosombo Dam spillage is still unfolding.
Addressing the Media after touring the affected areas in Mepe town, Mr. Amedonu said the situation is so bad and NADMO is taking assessment to know the exact needs of the people affected.
He said “the seriousness of the situation is there for everyone to see”.
Mr. Amedonu was touring some affected areas in the North Tongu District with the Volta Regional Minister Hon. Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, with other Disaster Managers including personnel from NADMO, Military, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service among others.
Several houses have been submerged in water and properties destroyed in the recent spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams.
At least 26,000 people have been displaced and currently taking shelter at different safe havens and other designated areas.
The three Tongu Districts namely, South Tongu, Central Tongu and North Tongu are badly affected in the recent spillage.
Mepe in the North Tongu District was a hard-hit as several houses have been submerged in water amid fear of outbreak in communicable diseases.