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Akosombo Dam spillage: Construction of 100 homes to resettle victims begins

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1 months ago
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The Minister of Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says work is underway to resettle some affected families by the Akosombo Dam spillage last year.

According to him, the first phase of the construction will see 100 homes built for families across all affected communities. 

He told Citi FM that officers from the Housing Department of the Ministry and some contractors and consultants will be visiting the site for further work in the coming weeks.

“The first step was to provide relief items and when the water levels receded, victims were helped to return to the communities. 88,000 people were affected and over 5,000 homes were affected for these persons, we need to go through with the collection of their particulars to help in resettling them and it is not just about brick and mortar issue, it goes beyond that.

“It is also about schools and reinstating the way of life of the people and so we are going to validate the data that we will collect to ensure their resettlement.”

“We will work with the various assemblies and traditional authorities and we are currently working with them to validate some of the data. We cut sod for 100 homes and we are going to ensure that we do that across the other districts and communities that got affected in the flooding and we will need all the state agencies to come on board.”

source: Theannoucergh.com