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Ghana: VRA Hints Of Spilling Akomsobo Dam Again


The Volta River Authority (VRA), managers of Akomsobo and Kpong Hydroelectric Power Dams, has announced plans to engage relevant stakeholders regarding a potential spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam.

According to a notice on July 5, 2024, signed by Eng Ken and addressed to stakeholders including the Minister for the Interior and all the assemblies within the dam’s catchment areas, indicated engagement is commencing immediately, awaiting the possibility of spillage if necessary.

“The Volta River Authority (VRA) intends to commence engagements regarding the potential controlled spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam. This precautionary measure is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity of the dam and ensuring the safety of our communities.

“We propose to engage you and the relevant team to discuss the potential implications, mitigative measures and information dissemination,” the notice said.

In September 2023, the VRA began releasing excess water from the Akosombo Dam, resulting in significant flooding in surrounding areas, particularly in the Lower Volta Region.

The controlled spillage continued until October 30, 2023, when VRA officially announced its conclusion.



Source: https://energynewsafrica.com