The government of Ghana has promised to release GH¢220 million to address havoc caused by Akosombo Dam spillage.
The promise was captured in the 2024 Budget read by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta today, 15th November 2023 at the Parliament House.
In a public post made by Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP for North Tongu Constituency), he acknowledged the step taken by the government and hoped for the fruit of the promise.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto’s update read
It is heartwarming to acknowledge that government has made a specific commitment of GHS220 million for the relief phase as contained in the 2024 Budget to address the devastation caused by the recent VRA-induced floods.
I also take judicial notice of pledges by the Finance Minister in Parliament for the restoration phase which include additional resources for the Ministry of Agriculture to support livelihoods, and a formal request to the World Bank under the IDA Crisis Response Window.
May all these assurances translate into actual releases for adequate resettlement and compensation of my beloved constituents plus all those affected in other constituencies.