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VRA spends GH¢9m on flood victims

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) has spent GH¢9 million to help 36,000 people who were displaced by floods following the recent spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams. This amount was part of the GH¢20 million voted by the authority to improve the lives of the flood victims. The VRA has intensified efforts to alleviate the pain and discomfort of the affected people, providing food items such as rice, maize, beans, gari, sugar, mackerel, cooking oil, palm oil, tomato paste, groundnuts, biscuits, fruit juice, powdered milk, drinking water, mosquito repellent creams, mosquito nets, blankets, mattresses, solar-powered lanterns with telephone charging features, sanitary items, and more.

The VRA has also carried out humanitarian efforts, including the deployment of water tankers to consistently make water available to the affected people and the provision of medical items and personnel to screen and administer medical treatment to emerging health issues. The authority provided buses, trucks, pick-up vehicles to assist in the internal transportation of both goods and affected people, restored damaged community water supply pumps in Aveyime, installed a potable water treatment system at the St. Kizito School, a safe haven in Mepe, and distributed 5,000 solar lamps to various camps.

Power supply has been reconnected to the St. Kizito safe haven in Mepe, and Zoomlion has been contracted to provide mobile toilets, service them, and provide sanitation services at the safe havens. An access road has been created in Mepe to the St. Kizito center to avoid boat access. The VRA is committed to working with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and other relevant agencies to bring relief and assistance to the victims.