RESETTLEMENT OF VOLTA FLOOD VICTIMS COMMENCES

Works on new housing for the resettlement of flood victims following the Volta Dam floods has commenced.

This comes on the heels of a comprehensive needs assessment conducted by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA), the Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission together with the District Assemblies to provide essential data to inform the resettlement process.

At a brief groundbreaking event at the resettlement sites in the Central and North Tongu Districts of the Volta Region on Monday, March 25, 2024, Minister for Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah emphasized the Government’s unwavering commitment to addressing the plight of the displaced individuals.

“Government acknowledges the profound impact of the Akosombo dam spillage on communities and households and it’s in light of this that a needs assessment was commissioned to assess the situation and propose the best way possible to resettle affected persons.

“Today, we came here to validate and conclude the data. The contractors that we have assigned to start the resettlement and construction of housing units will be here to start the process of construction. In the coming weeks, more of our officers from the Housing Department of the Ministry and in particular the District Housing Units with other contractors and consultants will be here to continue the work that has been started,” the Minister said.

The Minister urged local chiefs and communities to support the resettlement efforts. He specifically appealed to the Traditional Council to provide additional freehold lands to facilitate the construction of housing units for the displaced victims.

Present at the groundbreaking ceremonies were regional and district officials, including the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, District NADMO Director, Ivy Amewuga, Chief Executive Officer of the North Tongu District, Divine Osborn Kwadzo Fenu, Central Tongu DCE, Thomas Moore as well as Chiefs and other well-known dignitaries.

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