VRA The Volta River Authority has revealed that it has spent GH9 million on relief operations in an effort to show sympathy for the 36,000 people who were harmed by the terrible flood caused by the Akosombo Dam.
This sum is a portion of the $20 million in Ghanaian currency set aside to aid those living in nine districts across the Volta and other areas that have been adversely affected by the disaster.
On Monday, October 23, the VRA’s deputy chief executive in charge of services, Ken Arthur, emphasized the authority’s commitment to easing the pain of people affected during a press conference in Accra. He told the people that no one would be left unattended during this crucial endeavor.
Rice, maize, beans, gari, sugar, mackerel, cooking oil, palm oil, tomato paste, groundnuts, biscuits, fruit juice, powdered milk, and drinking water are just a few of the foods that the VRA and a relief team have been actively distributing to the impacted areas. Additional non-food assistance supplies have been provided, including sanitary products, mosquito nets, blankets, beds, and solar-powered lights with phone charging capabilities.
Additionally, the VRA has hired Zoomlion to provide sanitation services, such as portable toilets and sanitation at safe havens, to the affected communities. An access road has been built from Mepe to the St. Kizito center to improve accessibility and eliminate the need for boat transportation.
Along with these initiatives, the VRA also removed weeds from the Sogakope bridge to ensure the river flows smoothly into the ocean and lessen the chance of additional flooding.
Ken Arthur gave the populace the assurance that the VRA, along with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and other pertinent organizations, is still dedicated to the welfare of the impacted areas. No one would be left behind in this disaster, he emphasized.
The VRA conveyed its condolences to everyone impacted by the disaster and reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to collaborating closely with NADMO and other pertinent organizations to help the victims. The relief efforts have significantly reduced the suffering and discomfort of the flood victims during these trying times by giving them much-needed aid and support.