River Bank communities within the Battor Traditional Area of the North Tongu constituency of the Volta Region of Ghana, are calling on the government for support, following the damages caused by the Akosombo Dam Spillage which has destroyed several homes, farms and properties.
The affected areas which include Battor Adidokpoe, Vome Battor, Patamia Korfe, Kpong Korfe, Ashainkpee and Ngorlekpoe are knocking on the doors of Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the international community, and corporate entities as well as the general public to come to their rescue.
They made this appeal during a visit to the community by the Chief of Battor Adidokpoe.
Meanwhile, the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, October 16 visited some communities in the region that have been affected by the spillage of the Akosombo dam to render the government’s support to the victims of the spillage.
Subsequently, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also, on Wednesday, October 18 toured some of the affected communities in the region.
However, according to some of these residents, even though the government is supporting affected communities in the Battor and Mepe main townships the communities in the overbank are not receiving any support from the government.
They lamented that the river is highly polluted, and farms including several homes have been destroyed by the spillage.
They say they are in need of water, food and other relief items and are therefore appealing to philanthropists, NGOs and all well-meaning Ghanaians to come to their aid.