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Akosombo Floods: Okudzeto commends dredging efforts, cautions residents against returning to uncertified structures

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Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, has praised the military, NADMO, and Engineers & Planners for their collaborative efforts in dredging floods following the recent Akosombo Dam flooding tragedy.

This happens after these organizations worked together to dredge the floodwaters and make sure the impacted regions are secure enough to be reoccupied.

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On November 18, Okudzeto Ablakwa applauded their efforts in pumping away stagnant waters from villages hit by the floods on his X (previously Twitter) profile.

“I commend Engineers & Planners, the military detachment and NADMO personnel on the ground for the outstanding partnership in combating the VRA-induced floods.

“Now stubborn stagnant waters are being pumped out of our communities into the Volta River as the last phase of our dredging operations,” he said.

Additionally, he issued a warning to the impacted citizens not to go back to their houses until all flooded structures had had their structural integrity evaluated. He voiced worries that vulnerable and unstable structures would collapse on returning people.

“May I reiterate my earlier caution to all affected beloved constituents not to return to their homes until we have conducted a structural integrity assessment of all the buildings which were submerged.

“It is absolutely crucial that you all avoid submerged buildings until we give you the green light. We must consciously avoid weak and compromised buildings collapsing on displaced returnees,” he said.

Ablakwa also gave the community the assurance that plans are in place for a thorough structural integrity examination to begin next week on all flooded structures.

Checkout his post below:

https://x.com/S_OkudzetoAblak/status/1725783125064609997?s=20

 

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