Even if some of the impacted villages do not cast their ballots for him, President Akufo-Addo has claimed that he is in the region because he took an oath on behalf of all Ghanaians.
Numerous communities along the Volta Lake have been inundated, forcing many inhabitants to leave.
In the North, South, and Central Tongu districts of the Volta Region, flooding caused by the spillage has forced several villages to leave, leaving them with little alternative but to try and rescue what little of their possessions remains.
The experts worry that if appropriate action is not done right now to solve the issue, the existing unsanitary circumstances brought on by dam overflow might result in a public health disaster.
Some Ghanaians have taken exception with the government’s callous treatment of the flood victims.
However, on Monday, October 16, 2023, President Akufo-Addo paid a visit to a few people of Mepe and other impacted districts to personally observe the impacts of the leak on the locals.
The President stated in his succinct message that he is visiting the locals regardless of whether they voted for him or not.
“When I took the oath of office as President, I took the oath of office as President for every single individual in Ghana, for all the people in Ghana, all districts, whether they voted for me or not. Once I have taken the oath office, I am the President for all the people.
“Togbe, I want the people here, beginning with you, and the elders to understand that when something like this happens and the government acts, the government is acting for Ghanaians, for all Ghanaians. I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and are suffering, and it is my responsibility to try and help. Because, if it is a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me, then I shouldn’t be here, because you don’t vote for me. But that is not my concern. And, in any event, one day you will vote for me and my party,” he stated.