Government To Release Additional Funding To Deal With Spillage—-Chief Of Staff Assures
The Chief of Staff at the Office of the President , Hon Akosua Fremah Osei Opare has reiterated Government’ commitment to releasing additional funding as the various sectors carryout further needs assessment of the affected communities of the Akosombo Spillage.
She revealed that so far, GHC40,000,000 has been made available for relief efforts between VRA and NADMO within the period.
Hon Fremah Opare who doubles as the Chairperson of Inter- Ministerial on Akosombo Dam spillage made the remarks at their meeting in Accra.
The Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta, during the reading of the 2024 budget and economic policy of government on the floor of Parliament, announced that government has budgeted an amount of two hundred and twenty million Ghana cedis (GHC 220 million) to support the relief phase for communities affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage as well as floods upstream in the Oti, Savannah, and Bono-East Regions.
However, the Chief of Staff hinted that for the restoration phase, government through the ministry of agriculture will allocate additional resources to support the restoration of livelihood.
His Excellency the President, set up this committee which under chairmanship of Hon Akosua Fremah Osei Opare to see to the effective and timely execution of Government relief and rehabilitation efforts to communities affected by the spillage.
Some of the areas that were heavily affected by the spillage of the Akosombo dam were communities in the Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra regions as well as other communities.
The situation in these affected communities was compounded by floods due to heavy rainfall in other parts of the country.