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Ghana’s VRA Demands Relocation of Residents Living Downstream Of Akosombo Dam

The Volta River Authority (VRA), managers of the Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric dams in the Republic of Ghana, have urged residents in communities downstream of the Akosombo Dam to relocate to higher ground to ensure their safety.

The Authority made the call in the latest update regarding the ongoing spilling of the Akosombo Dam due to increasing inflow into the dam.

A statement issued by VRA, on Monday, informed Ghanaians especially those living around the dam that it has intensified the spill rate, Energy News Africa reports.

The statement further noted that VRA is collaborating with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Metropolitan, Municipal and district.

Administrations and all the relevant stakeholders to educate inform and support the downstream communities to minimise any adverse impact.

“The Authority will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates to the general public, accordingly,” the statement concluded.

The VRA, had in September begun spilling at the Akosombo and Kpong Hydroelectric Dams as a result of increasing inflows into the Dam.

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