On Monday, October 16, 2023, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to visit the afflicted villages that were severely damaged by the overflow of water from the Akosombo dam.
The journey follows the President’s formation of a nine-member interministerial group to oversee the delivery of relief supplies to spillage victims. The committee is led by Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.
With the opening of the Akosombo Dam’s spillways, thousands of people living in the Volta Region’s Central and North Tongu districts have been forced to relocate.
Following his meetings with local leaders and opinion leaders, the president is anticipated to declare a significant federal involvement.
The interministerial committee is chaired by Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, chief of staff. Albert Kan-Dapaah, minister of national security; Ambrose Dery, minister of the interior; Dominic Nitiwul, minister of defense; Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, minister of energy; Ken Ofori-Atta, minister of finance; and Daniel Kwaku Botwe, minister of local government are among the other members.
Additional members include Francis Asenso-Boakye, Minister of Works and Housing; Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways; Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister of Environment; Freda Prempeh, Minister of Sanitation; Samuel A. Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources; and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information.