President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged support of the government to those affected by flooding in the Eastern, Greater Accra, and Volta regions caused by the discharge of surplus water from the Kpong and Akosombo Dams.
He stated that the government will do all necessary to guarantee that victims receive the assistance they require.
On Monday, October 16, 2023, he and some government officials visited the impacted communities.
In his remarks, he extended his condolences to everyone harmed by the incident.
“The coordination is about the immediate and the most important thing was to ensure the life of people and that is why 9 centres were established for all the displaced people and all the people in these 9 centres have been provided relief items by NADMO, and it is NADMO’s intention to continue to provide relief items. Apart from what NADMO is doing we have to also think about the future. I am aware that you are a farming people and the people who are farming on the banks of the rivers and had their crops destroyed, one of the things the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance and the Office of the President are going to do is to work together with the district assemblies to decide the exact support we have to give to you when the water has gone away.”
“And this is why I am saying that the Committee is working in several phases, one being to provide immediate relief, and then to prevent such happening in the future and I want you to know the government is going to do everything in its powers to assist to ensure everything is all right.”
“Let everybody know that, when things like this occur and government acts, politics does not come into the issue at all. When I took the oath I took it on behalf of everyone in Ghana. And whether they voted for me or not, I’m the president of the people.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana