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MP, Deputy Information Minister ‘clash’ on live radio over Akosombo dam spillage


The situation of the Akosombo Dam spillage victims sparked a heated debate between Keta Member of Parliament Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey and Deputy Information Minister Fatimatu Abubakar.

This came after the Deputy Minister stated that the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO), Volta River Authority (VRA), and other organizations were actively assisting impacted victims.


Ms Abubakar stated on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Tuesday that, contrary to assertions that the victims were rejected because they did not vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the government has provided the authorities with the necessary resources to assist them.

She also stated that after inspecting the impacted regions, physicians and nurses have been assigned to care for the people’s health requirements.

Fati Abubakar also reaffirmed the government’s commitment to resuming regular living in the affected villages.

However, the Keta MP called the Deputy Information Minister’s statements “palpably false.”

The enraged legislator stated that Ms. Abubakar’s words do not represent the actual situation on the ground.

Mr. Gakpey alleged that because NADMO is “broken,” it only donates minor assistance materials to some impacted regions.

The Keta MP further claimed that state agencies have abandoned the rest of impacted villages in favor of focusing just on Mepe.

In response, the Deputy Information Minister stated that the Keta MP’s accusation is motivated by politics.

She claimed unequivocally that victims of the Akosombo Dam leakage have gotten some relief materials in every nook and corner of the Volta region.

According to Fati, the administration has demonstrated devotion in this tough moment that is free of partisan politics.









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