Bui Power Authority, Ghana’s second-largest state-owned power generation company, has debunked media reports suggesting that 1,500 residents in Buipe in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region have been displaced by floods from the Bui Dam spillage.
In a statement on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, which referenced a report by myjoyonline.com and Joy FM on Monday, BPA stated that “we have not been involved in any spillage activity.”
The statement noted that whenever there is a need for BPA to engage in a spillage, comprehensive measures are taken to provide adequate notice and education to all communities along the downstream river channels and all stakeholders.
It added that these measures are implemented to ensure the safety of lives and property before, during and after a spillage.
The statement strongly advised myjoyonline.com and Joy 99.7 FM (operated by the Multimedia Group Limited) to retract the publication and issue an apology through the same medium and refrain from making any further defamatory statements against the Bui Power Authority.