Okudzeto Ablakwa tells VRA -Relocate persons affected by the flood to higher grounds before another spillage

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) has been urged by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, to relocate individuals who have been affected by the floods caused by the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams to higher ground before another round of spillage is conducted.

The spillage has resulted in flooding in the affected areas, including the constituency of Mr. Ablakwa, leading to significant property damage.

In response to this situation, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has temporarily shut down its substation in Sogakope. GRIDCo took this emergency measure to ensure safety and mitigate the risks of electrocution, loss of life, and other related dangers caused by the flooding of the substation and its surroundings, which is a direct consequence of the controlled spillage of the Akosombo Dam by the Volta River Authority.

The VRA had previously announced its plans to conduct controlled spillage not only at the Akosombo Dam but also at the Kpong Dam due to the consistent rise in the inflow pattern. They alerted residents along the Volta River and downstream to take necessary precautionary measures in advance. Unfortunately, this has led to power disruptions for residents in Sogakope and its neighboring areas.

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Both GRIDCo and VRA express regret for any inconvenience caused by the exercise, and they have assured that power will be restored as soon as the situation improves. The priority is to safeguard the affected communities and prevent further damage and risks associated with the spillage of the dams.

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