Energy Minister visits areas impacted by flooding

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Following the Akosombo and Kpong dam spill, the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has toured flood-affected areas with representatives from the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

The VRA regularly visits affected communities, and yesterday’s visit was one of those occasions.

Speaking to a group of interested parties at the NADMO Emergency Operations Center at the North Tongu District Assembly in Battor, the minister said he joined the team in order to express his sympathy to the affected communities and to reaffirm the government’s ongoing support for them.

“To support you, we are collaborating with all relevant parties,” he declared.

The communities received donations from the minister’s delegation consisting of 60 bags of gari, 1,200 bags of rice, 90 cartons of mackerel, and 56 cartons of vegetable oil.

There were 170 cartons of mackerel, 60 bags of beans, 60 boxes of ekujuice, 60 boxes of biscuits, and 25 solar lamps with panels among the products.

Dr. Prempeh declared that all impacted villages would receive the supplies, and he added that NADMO would keep working with the VRA to distribute aid supplies.

Mankralo Hevi Borbodzi, the Chief of Mepe, expressed his pleasure with the government’s efforts thus far to improve the lot of the populace.

This is about our nation’s future; it is not a party issue.

It is regrettable that the inevitable spilling has forced us into these agonizing situations, but as I have stated, this is not a place for political scheming.

We appreciate the government’s efforts thus far, he remarked.

The delegation also went to the Central Tongu District Assembly in Adidome, where Thomas Moore Zonyrah, the district executive, expressed gratitude for the minister’s visit.

At the Adidome Farm Institute, where the impacted individuals are being housed in safety, Dr. Prempeh restated the government’s efforts via the interministerial committee to guarantee that they receive the necessary reprieve.

Togbe Kofi Torsu, the Mankralo of Bakpa, also thanked the minister and the officers for their ongoing assistance.

Following the discussions, Dr. Prempeh addressed the media and reaffirmed his ministry’s willingness to work with the VRA and other interested parties to resolve the matter.

Today, the minister and representatives from the VRA are scheduled to go before Parliament to provide the house with an update on the actions taken thus far to stop the spillage from dams.

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