Political parties are being warned by Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, a former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, not to politicize the situation of those impacted by the Akosombo Dam disaster.
Since last month, more than 26,000 people have been impacted by the dam’s leak. Numerous individuals have been moved to secure locations.
Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong urged all Ghanaians to assist the impacted residents in a statement to Citi News.
“Something must quickly be done. Our friends in parts of the Volta and Oti Regions are going through a crisis; we are one nation. We plead with our politicians not to politicize what people are going through. People need help.
This is a genuine need. I know some of you have started mobilizing for people to contribute. Any Ghanaian that can be of help must be there. My own church Presbyterian Church of Ghana is moving to help. Let’s all move to help, so our friends in need know that they are loved and belong to a nation that cares,” he said.
Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong noted that in order to determine the full degree of the destruction, people who were contacted before the spill must be questioned.