The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has urged the Education Ministry to take steps to mitigate the impact of the Akosombo dam disaster on education and schoolchildren.
According to NAGRAT, the tragedy has interrupted the lives and education of many youngsters.
According to NAGRAT, it is critical for the government to promote a stable and safe environment for students and their families.
“NAGRAT emphasizes the need for a concerted effort from all stakeholders to respond to this disaster with the needed expertise, compassion, and urgency. Our thoughts are with the affected communities, and we stand in solidarity with them during this challenging period,” portions of the statement read.
The Association also urged the government and other stakeholders to prioritize the well-being of those impacted and to take proactive measures to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Meanwhile, NAGRAT has vowed to continue closely monitoring the situation and providing help in every manner necessary to guarantee a quick and efficient reaction to this catastrophe.
Nine areas have been engulfed in a humanitarian disaster in the weeks after the Akosombo dam leak began.
Over 26,000 people have been impacted by the flooding, which has swamped localities such as Battor, Tefle, Mepe, Sogakope, Adidome, and Anlo.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Volta River Authority (VRA), and the Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces are on the ground rescuing victims and transporting them to safe havens.
The government and various organizations have also contributed relief materials and cash.