Dr. Kwabena Donkor, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pru East, has forecasted that there would be a food scarcity in Ghana in 2024.
Following the Akosombo dam breach, which resulted in flooding in towns around the Volta Lake shore, comes this.
He said that “What exacerbates the situation is that in Pru, Oti, Bono East, Savannah, and Northern, farmlands have also been flooded, so there is a possibility of a serious food inadequacy and food insecurity going forward next year  because farmlands have been flooded and the crops have not survived.”
According to Dr. Donkor, because the crisis had not received any media attention, the inundation of the lakeside settlements had started between June and July of 2023 but had not been addressed seriously.
He went on to say that the flood victims have only gotten help from the community thus far.
The Volta Lake burst its banks, submerging nine towns in the Bono East Region’s Pru East District.
As a result, more than 2,500 individuals are now homeless.
Kobre Nsuano, Pentecost Nsuano, Adiembra, Fanteakura, Tokobikope, Tonka, Agokope, and Logakope are a few of the most affected communities.
In an interview with Citi News on Monday, Fredrick Ndila Ntana, the Pru East District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), disclosed this.
Meanwhile, more than 30,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the Akosombo dam disaster, which occurred in a number of towns in the Eastern and Volta regions.
The Akosombo reservoir’s water level and inflow pattern had been steadily rising, therefore on September 15, 2023, the Volta River Authority (VRA) began a controlled spill from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams.
The leakage has impacted thousands of people in Asuogyaman, Central Tongu, North Tongu, South Tongu, and numerous other locations.