Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, Member of Parliament for Keta, has threatened legal action against the Volta River Authority (VRA) for neglecting to notify affected citizens of the Akosombo and Kpong Dam spillages.
On JoyNews’ The Probe on Sunday, he said that the public were not sensitized before to the exercise.
He also denied any discussions with members of Parliament about the incident.
“There was no warning or so from VRA even to spill the water. At the end of the day when they were in crisis, it was too late… I am encouraging our indigenes, especially the Volta region we need to sue the VRA,” he said.
According to Mr. Gakpey, the complaint will focus on the damage caused to homes without prior notification of the spills and will seek compensation.
He stated that the VRA alerted them of the situation “in the midst of the disaster.”
Thousands of citizens in nine districts spanning the Volta, Eastern, and Greater Accra regions have lost their valuables and houses due to the continued spilling of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams.
The Volta River Authority stated that the spillage is being carried out owing to a “consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo Dam.”
Meanwhile, Seji Saji Amedonu, Deputy Director of NADMO, said they are organizing efforts to supply assistance materials to impacted households.
“There are things that we need to give to the people. So have provided some food items and non-food items and the non-food items include – blankets, mattresses, mosquito nets, coils, buckets, etc. And food items – gari, sausage, maize, oil among others. We are trying to reach almost every one that has been affected,” he said.