The government has earmarked GH220 million to fund the relief phase for communities impacted by the Akosombo spillage and floods in the Oti, Savannah, and Bono-East Regions, according to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
Delivering the 2024 budget statement and economic policy of the government said “Mr. Speaker, the government has budgeted an amount of GH¢220 million to support the relief phase for the communities affected by the Akosombo spillage as well as floods upstream in the Oti, Savannah, and Bono-East Regions.
“We have requested funding from the World Bank under the IDA Crisis Response Window (CRW) to support the resettlement of the victims, restoration of livelihoods, compensation and reconstruction of infrastructure in the affected communities.”
He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the President and the whole administration, as well as to all groups and people who have empathized with and supported the afflicted families.
In this attitude, he continued, we must continue to thank God that no lives were lost as a result of the disastrous leakage from the Akosombo dam.