The University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) has expressed deep concern over the displacement of individuals and communities in the Volta Region of Ghana caused by the ongoing water spillage from the Akosombo Dam.
The UG-UTAG acknowledges the distress, trauma, and hardships that this exercise has inflicted upon the affected population and extends its solidarity to all those affected in these communities.
UG-UTAG urges the government and all relevant agencies involved in the management of the Akosombo Dam to develop sustainable mechanisms that ensure the maintenance of this crucial national facility without subjecting people to repeated displacement and the associated hardships.
As an association of university teachers, UG-UTAG offers its expertise and is willing to collaborate with the government in addressing this recurring problem.
In addition to offering support and solidarity, UG-UTAG is mobilizing resources to contribute towards assisting those affected by the water spillage.
The association also calls upon the National Disaster Management Organization to intensify its interventions to alleviate the plight of the affected individuals.
Furthermore, UG-UTAG appeals to all Ghanaians, both at home and abroad, as well as international agencies, to come to the aid of these people.
The provision of temporary shelter, food and water, medical supplies, and other necessities will greatly alleviate their suffering.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana strongly believes that collective efforts from various stakeholders are essential in addressing the challenges faced by the displaced individuals.
By joining forces, it is possible to find long-term and sustainable solutions that respect the rights and well-being of the affected communities while ensuring the continued operation of the Akosombo Dam.
UG-UTAG encourages open dialogue and collaboration between the government, relevant agencies, and community representatives to find comprehensive solutions that balance the needs of the nation and the rights of its citizens.
The association remains committed to supporting these efforts and stands in solidarity with all those affected by the water spillage from the Akosombo Dam.