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VRA ends Controlled Spillage from Akosombo Dam

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By: Dominic Hlordzi

The Volta River Authority, VRA says the controlled spillage from the Akosombo Dam, which began on September 15, 2023, has ended.

In a statement issued by the Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit, the Authority is informing the public, particularly residents living along the Lower Volta River and its environs that the exercise has been completed.

It said notwithstanding the end of the controlled spillage , VRA is committed to continuing its relief and rehabilitation efforts until lives and livelihoods
are restored.

VRA acknowledged the various Government agencies and stakeholders for their support to the impacted communities.

Thousands of residents in nine communities along the lower volta were seriously affected by the spillage. 

Houses, farms, businesses, schools, medical facilities, cemeteries, places of convenience among others were submerged during the spillage.

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People’s houses submerged in floodwater.

Many residents in the affected areas who have been evacuated are being accommodated in schools, churches and some temporarily structures.


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