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Some residents of Mepe in the North Tongu District have expressed fear following the announcement of spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam by the Volta River Authority (VRA).

Manklalo of Mepe Traditional Area, Togbe Kwasi Nego VI, told TV3, the community is yet to recover from the harm caused them during the last spillage.

He said the Inter-ministerial Committee set up by the President after the spillage is yet to show any sign of work.

The Manklalo, who is also an Assembly Member of Degorme Electoral Area and some community members, have described the announcements from VRA as pathetic.

On July 8, the Volta River Authority (VRA) announced its intention to engage relevant stakeholders of a potential spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam.

This was contained in a notice signed by VRA’s Deputy Chief Executive in Charge of Services, Ing. Ken Arthur, to over 40 stakeholders, including the Minister for the Interior and all the assemblies within the dam’s catchment areas.

The notice indicated that VRA will follow up later with the dates and times for the engagement awaiting the possibility of spillage if necessary.

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By Joseph Armstrong Gold-Alorgbey