Parliament has served notices of its intention to summon the Management of the Volta River Authority (VRA) to brief the house on the recent spillage of the Akosombo Dam that caused flood disaster in the lower belt of the river.
Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, revealed this to members of the Parliamentary press Corps in Parliament on Tuesday, October 31,2023.
According to him, the leadership of Parliament would have a dialogue with the Speaker of Parliament as to how best the House could support the victims.
While empathizing with the Victims, Kyei Mensah Bonus, believed a brief from the VRA would help the nation on how best steps should be taken to avoid future spillage disasters that could lead to displacement of thousands of persons.
He added that, the Minister for Energy and the Minister for Water Resources might also be invited to brief the house.
The Majority Leader has however did not give a fixed date by which the VRA management would appear before the august House.
At least, over 12,000 persons are reported to have been directly affected by the floods from the Akosombo Dam Spillage by the VRA in the Volta Region.
So far, the government and its agencies, private corporate organisations and individuals have sent relief items to the victims.
The most affected areas are communities within North Tongu, Central Tongu, South Tongu, Anlo, Ada, Sege, South Dayi and North Dayi Constituencies.
However, due to the volume of water that the Dam received, some communities in the upper stream of the Akosombo Lake are equally affected.
Some of these areas include Krachi East, Krachi West, Sene East and Sene West, Afram Plains North, Afram Plains South, Pru East and West, Kpandai, Krachi Nchumuru and other adjourning communities.