By: Kingsley Attitsogbui|
Members of Parliament from the Volta Caucus have appealed to the Volta River Authority to quickly stop the Akosombo and Kpong dams from overflowing in order to prevent further property destruction in the three Tongu Districts of the region.
According to the Chairman of the caucus, Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, the appeal has become very necessary to alleviating the suffering of the victims in the affected communities.
“If VRA can stop the spillage for now, I want to appeal to them to stop the spillage for now because as I went there, I realized the water is continuing to other homes and so people who felt that they are comfortable at the high level are also being affected. And so, the more you spill the water the more houses are being destroyed and if you are not careful the whole Mepe community will be submerged” he said.
He said this after the tour to affected communities in a media interview on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
He stated that individuals were unable to return home because of the dire circumstances.
The MP for Ho West called on the national government to treat the situation as a national issue as capital injection will be required to rebuild to bounce back to life.
Using the Mepe community as a case study, he advised planners working on various projects to pay close attention to everything they do because it affects its residents.
He said the Caucus has so far distributed 2,000.00 bags of sachet water and 150 packs of bottled water to the victims since water is life.
He gave the assurance that the Caucus will mobilize more support for the affected communities and called on the international community, Government, Benevolent organisations and all well-meaning Ghanaians to support the victims.