Dr. Clement Apaak, Member of Parliament for Builsa South, has slammed President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for their silence on the catastrophic impacts of the dam spillage.
He has inquired why the President and his Vice have not visited the afflicted communities.
Several spillage victims claim that their properties and livelihoods were ruined by the spillage and wonder why the VRA gave them such short notice to flee.
Some have likened the flooding to what was witnessed 60 years ago, where situation which wiped off numerous communities and destroyed several properties and human lives.
The floods occasioned by the spillage of excess water in the Akosombo Dam have also claimed some human lives while several communities in more than seven districts in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions have been affected.
The communities that were mostly affected by the situation are South Tongu, Central Tongu, North Tongu, Shai Osudoku, Anlo, Ada East and Asuogyaman.
Dr. Apaak in reacting to the issue said forming a committee to oversee the issue was not enough.
He believes the President and his Vice ought to to visit the scene to commiserate with those affected by the incident.
He indicated that even former President John Dramani Mahama the leader of the opposition NDC had visited the affected victims and yet the President and his Vice have not.
He said in a tweet on X (formerly Twitter) that
“Has NADAA or his sidekick, DMB, visited to commiserate with innocent victims of the floods? Did I miss the news item? Communities are under water, thousands displaced, millions worth of property destroyed and they think announcing a committee is enough?”
He added “Is it not shocking that neither the President nor his vice has paid a visit to an affected community to sympathise with these citizens who have lost everything? John Mahama, an opposition leader, has made time to visit, interact, and sympathise with victims.
Yet NADAA and DMB, who are paid by citizens, are yet to. If NADAA had a sense of empathy, he should have cancelled his trip abroad and returned to Ghana immediately.
Is DMB telling the victims of the floods that his campaign to lead the NPP is more important? As the acting President, shouldn’t his duty in that capacity take priority over his campaign to lead the NPP? This is the highest display of insensitivity and must be condemned.”