Alan Visits Volta Flood Victims


A former New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential hopeful and now an independent presidential candidate, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has visited the victims of the flooding that occurred following the spillage of the Akosombo Dam, commiserating with them.

Touring the affected communities in Mepe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region, Mr. Kyerematen shared in the pain of the thousands of residents along the lower Volta who had their households flooded by the spilled water.

Mr. Kyerematen earlier paid a courtesy call on the North Tongu District Chief Executive, Osborn Fenu, to officially inform him about his visit, before paying homage to the Makralo of Mepe Traditional Area, Torgbe Korsi Nego VI.

Speaking at the palace, the independent presidential hopeful lamented the inability of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to fully deliver its mandate as it is under-resourced.

He indicated that the flooding incident should serve as a wake-up call for the government to adequately resource NADMO, and invest in early warning systems to prevent such unfortunate incidents from occurring in the future.

Mr. Kyerematen’s visit was to demonstrate his love for the Volta Region and commitment to the well-being and development of the people.

Over 100 communities along the lower Volta Lake in the North, South, and Central Tongu Districts of the Volta Region have been submerged by the spilled water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams.

Thousands of residents have been rendered homeless while properties worth several thousand Ghana Cedis have been destroyed.