The Volta River Authority (VRA) has indicated that it would not increase the level of spillage of water in the Akosombo Dam.
It however, advised that people living in lowland areas along the lower Volta should move to higher grounds, to ensure their safety.
Speaking at a briefing in Mepe on Monday, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of VRA in charge of Engineering and Operations, Ing. Edward Kenzo acknowledged that the water level in the Akosombo Dam remains significantly high.
He however, assured the authority would not increase the level of the spillage as it ensures the safety of the Akosombo Dam and people living along the Lower Volta.
He asserted that increasing the spillage would worsen the flooding incidents in the South Tongu District, adding that the Sogakofe bridge could be submerged.
Spillage by a foot may end up wiping the bridge away and we do not want that to happen. So we are doing everything in our power to make sure that we save the dam and the community, at least not to bring in more hardship to our people”, he said.
Source: Fred Quame Asare