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Akosombo Dam spillage is reckless - Prof. Gyampo fumes

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Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo

8 months ago
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A Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo says whoever was responsible for the Akosomobo Dam spillage must leave the post with immediate effect.

To him, even though the dam spillage was necessary, the approach was unacceptable.

“Whoever is responsible for that must be punished.” He said in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show, Ghana Montie.

At least, 26,000 people have been displaced along the lower Volta Basin as of the last count yesterday as officials continue to take stock of the extent of havoc and devastation caused by the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has confirmed that the spillage by the Volta River Authority (VRA) has disrupted economic activities, stripped communities of their livelihoods and left many people needing emergency help with food, water and health care.

However, Prof. Ransford wonders why Ghana has no method to save excess water from the dam for future use.

Listen to the interview below

 

source: Theannouncergh.com