John Dumelo provides relief items, shelter to victims of Akosombo Dam spillage

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Actor-turned-politician, John Dumelo, has provided shelter and relief items to some victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage in some parts of the Volta, Greater Accra and Eastern Regions of the country.

The kind gesture by the politician includes items such as clothing, bags of water, crates of eggs, bread and rice, which were presented to residents of farming settlements who had to move out of their homes as a result of the flooding.

John Dumelo revealed that he has also opened his farm house to provide shelter for the victims, some of whom he has worked with over the years.

“Yesterday I presented some relief items (water, fresh eggs, bread, slightly used clothing, Ghana rice) to some farming settlements (Torgome, Klamadaboe, Kesegakope) close to my farm along the Volta Lake,” he wrote.

“I have worked with some of them over the last 7 years. I have therefore opened up my farm house to them as extra shelter. God bless us all,” he added.

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Background to why John Dumelo is helping

On September 15, the Volta River Authority began spilling excess water due to rising levels of the Akosombo and Kpong hydro dams.

Weeks after the spillage began, many residents living along the Lower Volta Basin have lost their homes and farms to the floods caused by the spillage.

Currently, nine districts find themselves reeling under the fury of the racing spillage, their inhabitants caught up in this humanitarian crisis.

The heart-wrenching tales emerge from the South, Central, and North Tongu districts of the Volta Region, where the devastation knows no bounds. The actor mentioned that he would be extending his assistance to other communities in the coming days.

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Some institutions and individuals have also presented relief items to residents.

Meanwhile, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has called on stakeholders to think of re-engineering the Akosombo Dam to manage spillage and its ravaging effects on the livelihoods of communities.

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