The subsequent flooding of the Akosombo Dam spillage has caused havoc to thousands of residents along the lower basin of River Volta.
Significant losses to homes and farms have been a resultant effect. Areas affected in the said region include Battor, Tefle, Mepe, Sogakope, Adidodme, and Anlo.
This decision, even though has destructive implications was ungodly necessary as the alternative option has a more dire outcome.
The devastation caused by the Akosombo Dam spillage is a result of a lack of proper coordination among agencies operating. The height of the dam is problematic and will certainly have a huge consequence should it develop any faults in the future, even though this exercise was done to maintain a stable water level in the Dam.
Affected people need to be cautioned and educated on the outbreak of water-borne diseases like malaria, diarrhea, cholera, and bilharzia in order for them to observe safety protocols while waiting for relief items.
Some celebrities have taken it upon themselves to give relief support measures to the affected people. The celebrities expressed their empathy and sadness for the victims who have been displaced, lost their livelihoods, and had their properties destroyed due to the flood.
Fella Makafui, actress cum entrepreneur, donated relief items to residents in Mepe.
She stated her reason for visiting the place which was to give her utmost support, adding that she wanted to have an eye-witness view of the current state of the place after the spillage.
“Today my team and I decided to witness for ourselves the effects of the Akosombo Dam Spillage. We were shocked by the state of destruction and how the victims have been displaced. We made some donations of vital relief items to the communities and made a pledge to come back soon to support the communities again. I will use this opportunity to call on all Ghanaians home and abroad to also donate to support these communities.”Fella Makafui
Rapper cum entrepreneur, Denning Edem Hotor popularly known as Edem appealed to Ghanaians to extend a helping hand to the flood victims in the Volta Region.
“Please we need help; my people need help. In the early hours of yesterday, Francis Kofi Kpolu, Lawayer Edudzi Tamakloe, and I visited some of the affected communities in my region. I am officially inviting all friends, family, and fans to reach out to my home and my people, our people who have become victims of the Dam Spillage,” part of his tweet read.
Media personality, Naa Ashorkor, and actor, Lydia Forson also visited and made donations of relief items to the communities.
These celebrities, along with many other charitable individuals and organizations, are providing much-needed assistance to the victims affected by the devastating flood.
They encouraged and called upon the public to contribute to support these communities during this challenging time.
Reactions From Netizens On Support From Celebrities
The exercise [Dam Spillage] was done to maintain a stable water level in the Akosombo Dam.
It is described as crucial to protect the dam’s integrity and technological installations on the site.
Many netizens have commented, alluding to the fact that celebrities showing their support to the affected people is much appreciated and are encouraged to do more in this travailing moment of the affected people.
Others also questioned if the water will dry anytime soon looking at how devastating it is.
Some of the comments of netizens included;
“God bless you. We are also mobilizing clothes to take along.”esie_seade
“God bless you guys and continue to increase your yields.”phyllis.adobea
“This is so heartbreaking and may God bless you and the entire team for all your efforts.”bazzy59
“God bless all of you and it is my prayer that your descendants never face anything like this.”adjoa173
“The thing be serious paa ooo. God bless you.”its_spen_dy