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Akufo-Addo to visit victims of Akosombo Dam spillage today

President Akufo-Addo will on Monday, October 16, visit and solidarise with the victims of the spillage from the Akosombo Dam.

He is expected to visit the districts severely hit by the unfortunate situation.

The Communications Director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin made this known.

Mr. Arhin in a Facebook post on last Sunday, October 15, will be joined by members of Inter-Ministerial Committee established to help address the problem.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Monday, 16th October 2023, visit the districts severely hit by the floods occasioned by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.”

“The President will be joined on this tour by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, which has been set up to coordinate government’s response to the flooding and help bring relief to those affected.”

He added that the President will arrive this evening from his 4-day visit to the USA.

“The President arrives from his 4-day official visit to the United States this evening.”

Flooding caused by the spillage has forced many communities in the north, south, and Central Tongu districts of the Volta Region to evacuate, leaving them with no choice but to try and salvage what’s left of their belongings.

The situation was dire, with the Comboni Hospital staff having to evacuate their quarters and seek shelter under a pavilion.

Patients have also been discharged, with only ten in critical condition remaining. If the water levels do not recede soon, they may also have to be discharged.

 

source: Myjoyonline.com

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