The Volta River Authority (VRA) has built a bypass route in the North Tongu District that links the St. Kizito Safe Haven route to the Battor-Mepe road. This road will make it easier to transfer supplies, medications, medical care, and humanitarian goods to the Mepe community.
The road’s other goals include lowering the risk of contracting water-borne illnesses and keeping people from using boats or canoes to traverse the flooded regions.
Along with providing cash through other relief organizations like NADMO and the Ghana Health Service, the VRA is also offering its technical expertise to support the relief operations.
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Chief Executive of VRA, paid a visit to the residents of Mepe to supervise the distribution of relief supplies and medications that day and to reassure them of VRA’s dedication to provide the most pleasant living possible.
He stated: “We have been with you from the first day of the spill, we are always talking to NADMO, the military, Ghana Health Service, your chiefs and your DCEs on how we can continue to help, and our own people are always here to deliver your items and check on you, please let us know whatever you need, don’t worry, we will be with you till the very end.”
Over 40 portable toilets, 150,000 bags of sachet water, 6,000 bags of maize, 7,000 diapers, 3,000 packs of sanitary towels, 5,000 mosquito nets, 10,000 pieces of toilet roll, 100 cartons of baby food, and numerous other consumables are among the items on which VRA is estimated to have spent more than half of its 20 million Ghana cedis budget.
In addition to these supplies, VRA Health Service visits all impacted areas on a regular basis to offer medical screening services and healthcare education with a focus on respiratory ailments, worm infestations, cholera, enteric fever, dysentery, snake bites, and skin infections.