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Over 1,200 Residents in Upper Manya Krobo displaced by the Akosombo Dam Spillage.

Rising Water Levels in upstream of Volta Lake displace Over 1,200 Residents in Upper Manya Krobo,MP calls for release of 3% allocation for disaster management

A surge in water levels upstream of the Volta Lake has unleashed a devastating flood crisis, resulting in the displacement of about 1,255 residents in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern Region, Ghana.

This catastrophic flood has been primarily triggered by rising water level due to slow spillage from the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam.

The dam’s slow release of water has compounded the crisis, exacerbating the flooding situation in upstream areas.

Continuous spillage from the Akosombo Dam is essential to reduce the rising water levels upstream.

As a result, numerous homes in the Upper Manya Krobo district upstream of the Volta lake have been submerged, and buildings have crumbled under the relentless force of the surging waters.

Fishing communities such as Akanten, Ayesu, Battorkope, Akorkorma Sisi, Kumakuma, Puorkper, Djogbe, Akrusu, and Kpersebi, all located in Upper Manya Krobo, find themselves inundated, with many houses fully submerged.

MP for Upper Manya Krobo Bismark Tetteh Nyarko visited the affected communities and called for release of the 3% allocation of the Distilled Assembly Common Fund dedicated for disaster management to NADMO to assist the situation.

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