Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the Akufo-Addo led govt is committed to ending the perennial flooding in the Upper East and North East Regions.
Quite a few communities in these regions have in excess of the years suffered from the devastating flood, as a result of the yearly spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.
President Akufo-Addo promised to create a dam in Pawlugu to incorporate the predicament.
This year’s havoc, which hit the regions this 7 days, has been of a great deal worry as a final result of mixed components of the Bagre Dam spillage in Burkina Faso and days of major downpour in northern Ghana.
Resulting in the reduction of 10 lives and farmers getting rid of their harvest and livestock.
Addressing the press all through an assessment visit to the Kubore Zebila-Bawku highway, on Thursday Dr Bawumia claimed the flood experienced ruined functions in communities for many years and there has to be a long-lasting answer to it.
That’s why, Akufo-Addo’s government’s final decision to commit massively in the Pawlugu Dam to assist tackle the challenge.
“At the stop of the day, this is a trouble that we have saved going through calendar year immediately after year and the question I am positive is in the minds of every Ghanaian is what are we carrying out about it?” Dr Bawumia explained.
“We have in essence comprehended that to offer with this challenge fundamentally, we have to have a flood control in the context of the Pawlugu Dam.
“That is the most crucial antidote to all of these.
“That is why we have moved to secure the Pawlugu Dam task, and this task is the most significant dam project we have in the northern location.
“It is the one greatest financial commitment in northern Ghana considering that independence it is about $1 billion and the contractors are on-site,” he included.
The Vice President claimed prior to the flooding, the contractors experienced previously commenced perform by clearing the web page up to the river.
He extra that in connection to flooding, the contractors would have to wait around for the flood to subside and then they will divert the drinking water for perform to keep on.
The Vice President stated, “the Ghana Freeway Authority is ready for the drinking water to subside in advance of contractors shift on-internet site to resolve the bridge and reconnect the road”.
Government sympathies to victims
Dr Bawumia expressed the government’s condolence to family members of the deceased, and farmers who dropped their livestock and crops.
“It is a disaster and a quite sad circumstance. We have sad to say lost life, about ten men and women, I am told, have dropped their life.
“On behalf of the President, I express the government’s commiseration to households of the victims,” reported the Vice President.
Dr. Bawumia included: “Many farmers have misplaced their livestock and crops.
“They have shed a large amount of their crops and for farmers, when you get rid of your crop, that is a year’s profits so we have to find a way of cushioning these farmers.
“We have to uncover a way to give relief for the farmers to assist them.”
Dr Bawumia is on a performing tour of the northern regions of Ghana and he has halted his authentic programme for his first working day in the Higher East Location on Thursday to tour influenced parts for initial-hand information on the extent of the catastrophe.
The Vice President was accompanied by the Higher East Regional Minister Persistence Tangoba Abayege Inside Minister Ambrose Derry, Deputy Roads Minister Anthony Karbo as perfectly as Nationwide and Regional Administrators for NADMO.