A new cleaning and disinfection program has been launched by the Volta River Authority (VRA) in communities impacted by the overflow of the Akosombo Dam and the ensuing flooding. The goal of this initiative is to enhance living conditions in these areas and lessen the risk of disease transmission. The VRA is collaborating closely with local authorities to ensure that the affected communities receive the necessary assistance.
In areas like Mepe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region, where floodwaters are starting to recede, the disinfection operation is anticipated to take place. The VRA is coordinating with local health officials and disaster management agencies to execute the operation and guarantee that it is done properly and effectively. It is hoped that this will prevent the spread of diseases and improve the sanitary conditions of the impacted areas.
In an interview with Joy News, Ing. Kwame Osei Mensah Darkwa, the VRA’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, underlined the company’s dedication to guaranteeing the safety and livability of homes, public spaces, and the entire community following the floods. He highlighted that the VRA has collaborated closely with the Municipal and District Assemblies as well as other relief organizations to guarantee that the necessary steps are taken to lessen the effect of the floods on the impacted communities.
In response to concerns about the safety of homes and other structures, Mr. Fenu emphasized the necessity of residents remaining in their current location until a thorough inspection and fumigation of the area is carried out. He warned against the possibility of building collapses, urging residents to exercise patience until the structures have been deemed safe to inhabit. This is an important step in the recovery process and will help to minimize any further damage or injuries.
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