The Volta River Authority (VRA) has begun a disinfection and fumigation operation in communities affected by the controlled spill of the Akosombo Dam.
The exercise started in Mepe, Volta Region’s North Tongu District, one of the communities that were badly affected by the spillage.
Ing. Kwame Osei Mensah Darkwa, the VRA’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, says the Authority remains committed to guaranteeing the safety and habitability of houses, public spaces, and the entire community following the floods.
He told journalists that “The VRA contracted Zoomlion to carry out the fumigation and decontamination exercises in the areas where the water has receded significantly to make it safe for habitation again. So essentially we have the assembly represented by the safety officer, a representative from the traditional council, a Chief Executive and the intention is to go to the areas we’ve inspected and we want them to be dry for them to start some form of decontamination of the place.”
When asked if all other flood-affected regions would be fumigated, Ing. Dankwa replied, “Of course, when it becomes necessary.” So we’re looking into it, and our plan for today is to focus on the Mepe area.”