By Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Cabinet Ministers are all set to begin a three-day retreat to deliberate on the country’s economy and the humanitarian crisis that has hit many towns and villages along the Lower Volta River enclave following the spillage of the Akosombo and the Kpong Dams.
The retreat according to sources within the seat of the government comes on the back of the International Monetary Fund’s approval of the next tranche of $600 million balance of payment support for Ghana after reaching a staff agreement.
The retreat will also discuss the devastating effect of the spillage of the dam which has rendered thousands homeless in some parts of the Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) commenced the controlled water spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams on September 15, 2023, due to a consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo reservoir.
Currently, thousands of residents in South Tongu, North Tongu, Central Tongu, Asuogyaman, and other other areas have had their homes submerged due to the spillage.