Akosombo Dam spillage must be investigated – Security Expert



Security Policy Expert  at the Center for Security Dialogue and Peace Advocacy Mr. Anthony Aquaye  has said the spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam  threatens all aspect of human security which must be investigated.

He also called on the Parliament to thoroughly investigate the matter going forward; suspecting the Volta River Authority (VRA) did not embark on enough consultation with major the stakeholders especially people living in the area before spilling water from the dam.

Mr Anthony Aquaye believes the situation affects the health security, food security, the economic security, the environmental and all the seven aspects of human security.

“This man-made disaster has affected all aspects of the human security. So we call on the Parliament and I believe that we must investigate to get to the root cause of it.”  Mr. Anthony Aquaye told Angel FM in an interview on the ”Breaking News” show.

So far it is estimated that, the spillage of the Kpong and Akosombo dams, which has displaced over 26,000 people in the lower Volta Basin.

Meanwhile the North Tongu, South Tongu and Central Tongu districts have been declared public health emergency zone, with growing concern over the high chances of cholera, typhoid fever and waterborne diseases diseases in the flood-hit areas in the Volta Region.

Malaria cases are also expected to soar in the affected areas in the wake of the deluge caused by the spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong dams.

The Regional Director of Public Health, Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, disclosed this in an exclusive interview at Mepe yesterday.



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