Farmers devastated by the destruction caused by the leakage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams would benefit from a $40 million World Bank-funded food systems resilience initiative.
This was announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong in Accra.
According to Mr. Acheampong, the monies would support farmers who have been impacted the hardest.
Mr. Acheampong stated that farmers would be well-cared for during the launch of the Youth in Agric project under the Youth Employment Agency’s job module.
“To our Volta and eastern stretch of the Akosombo Dam’s path friends, brothers, and family, we have all witnessed the devastation as a result of the necessary action the VRA had to take to save the Akosombo Dam.” As a result, several farmers have been impacted, and several have had their crops completely destroyed.”
“I have directed that $40 million from the World Bank-funded Food Systems Resilience Programme be restructured to address this emergency.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited flooded areas in the Volta Region and declared that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) would work on a long-term relief program for flood-affected farmers.
The President stated that he was aware that many farms along the Volta River had been devastated by the floods, and that a relief effort was needed to restore people’s livelihoods.
In the meanwhile, he said, an inter-ministerial committee formed to assess the flood situation through the National Disaster Management Organization, the VRA, and other agencies was distributing relief materials to flood victims as a short-term solution.