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More support coming for flood victims, says Chief of Staff

The government says it is taking steps to make available adequate resources for supporting communities grappling with the aftermath of the recent spillage in the Volta Region and floods in the Northern parts of Ghana.

This is in line with the allocation of an amount of GHC220 million to support the affected communities.

The allocation, part of government appropriations and captured in the 2024 budget statement and economic policy as presented by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta last Wednesday will go to support efforts in providing relief to flood victims.

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare who disclosed this in a press briefing on Wednesday (22 November) expressed the government’s commitment to addressing the challenges faced by flood victims head-on.

“As announced by the Finance Minister,  Ken Ofori-Atta, during the reading of the 2024 budget and economic policy of government on the floor of Parliament, government has budgeted an amount of GHC220 million to support the relief phase for communities affected by the Akosombo spillage as well as floods upstream in the Oti, Savannah, and Bono-East Regions,” she said.

Further, she said the government is also actively exploring additional funding options from the World Bank and climate-related sources shore-up its funding for these communities.

She said this move aims to make available adequate resources for supporting communities grappling with the aftermath of these natural disasters and create a special purpose fund to carter for future occurrences of this kind.

Source: Asaaseradio.com

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