Building Pwalugu Dam’ll prevent needless deaths – NDF to gov’t

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By Lorlornyofm October 10, 2018 06:28

Building Pwalugu Dam’ll prevent needless deaths – NDF to gov’t

The Northern Development Forum (NDF), a non-partisan association that advocates the development of northern Ghana, has appealed to the government to provide a clear-cut roadmap for the construction of the Pwalugu multi-purpose dam, as part of measures toward curbing the perennial flooding of the three regions up north – Northern, Upper West and Upper East.

“NDF is appealing to the government to accelerate all processes towards the construction of the Pwalugu multi-purpose dam. This project has been on the drawing board since 1964”, Chairman of the NDF, Major Albert Don-Chebe (Rtd.) said at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

In NDF’s view, such dams are the solution to the “needless loss of lives and property”.

Over the years, farmlands and homes have been submerged by floods in that part of the country during the rainy season. Lives and property are also lost in the recurrent floods.

Recurrent spillage of excess water from the Bagre Dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, worsens the flood situation, resulting in immense devastation and destruction.

Major Don-Chebe (Rtd.) also bemoaned the exorbitant prices of building materials in northern Ghana, which, in his view, burdens the already economically-challenged locals.

At least 6,000 people were displaced by the floods a few weeks ago with 34 deaths recorded as a result of the combined effects of the torrential rains and the excess water spillage.

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on behalf of the government, led a team that distributed emergency relief items to flood victims in communities in the Upper East and Upper West regions.


Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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By Lorlornyofm October 10, 2018 06:28
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