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Akosombo dam spillage: USAID promises $500k aid to affected schools

In a bid to reestablish predictability in flood-impacted networks across the Volta Region, a $500,000 USAID support is ready to help schools and understudies.


These schools endured the worst part of the serious effect of the flood emergency, with many either lowered or reused as safe houses for uprooted inhabitants.

US Ambassador Virginia Palmer highlighted the life-saving coordinated effort among Ghana and the US, especially because of the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams in October 2023.

This occasion dislodged various occupants in the More prominent Accra, Eastern, and Volta Region, stirring things up around town Tongu Region, particularly the town of Mepe, the hardest.


Notwithstanding a critical decrease in floodwaters and the arrival of numerous occupants to their homes, the repercussions uncovers the obliteration of a few school structures and instructive materials. A few schools keep on filling in as transitory safe houses for dislodged occupants yet to get back.

During a working visit to the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the US Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Virginia Palmer, talked about the significant advantages of working together with Ghana.



She stressed the dynamic endeavors of USAID and UNICEF to reestablish educating and learning in flood-impacted regions by giving help to the impacted schools and networks.

In his location, Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, empowered guardians in the impacted regions to quickly take advantage of the chance of the public authority's free SHS strategy and select their youngsters in school.


Recognizing the execution of a few drives pointed toward modifying the impacted networks and schools, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, underscored the continuous obligation to these endeavors.

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