Farms submerged, youth flee after Bagre Dam spillage

bagre-damSeveral farms have been submerged as a result of the spillage from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.

Authorities in Burkina Faso earlier warned residents living around the White Volta Basin to vacate their place as they spill excess water from the Bagre Dam.

The National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, says it was only informed about the spillage on last week Monday.

About ten people died after the spillage last year while some communities were cut off from the rest of the country.

NADMO officials in the Upper East region are warning people in communities likely to be affected to move out swiftly.

Many youths in the Bawku West District of the Upper East region have begun fleeing due to the disaster being caused by the Bagre Dam spillage.

The youth who were engaged in farming have had their farms submerged in water, which continues to flow from Burkina Faso.

The District Chief Executive of the area, Simon Agbango told Media men that the youth have expressed despair at the economic conditions in the area and have begun migrating to the south to seek greener pastures.

He has also given a strong indication that the area will soon be thrown into hunger if food is not sent immediately.

The waters have destroyed several acres of farmland.

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