By Riches Soberekon
Over 4,000 residents in the southeastern region of Ghana have been forced to leave their homes due to extensive flooding, triggered by the overflowing of the Akosombo Dam. This has resulted in significant damage to homes and farmlands along the River Volta.
The flooding has caused disruptions in essential services, leaving some areas without access to water and electricity. The Ghanaian government confirmed in a statement that thousands of people in at least nine districts have been displaced as a direct result of the flooding.
According to the Global Disaster and Coordination System, which is affiliated with the United Nations, there have been seven reported injuries related to the disaster.
Prior to the flooding, the Volta River Authority had issued advisories urging residents to move to higher ground. This recommendation was made in response to the rising water levels upstream of the Akosombo Dam, which were primarily caused by heavy rainfall in the region.
The situation is ongoing, and efforts are being made to provide assistance and support to those affected by the flooding. The government and relevant authorities are working to address the immediate needs of the displaced residents and assess the extent of the damage caused by the flooding.
As the situation develops, it is crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of the affected individuals and communities. The government will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide necessary support to those in need.