The Mepe Traditional Council, under the leadership of Torgbe Korsi Nego VI, Mankralo of Mepe, welcomed a delegation from the Volta River Authority (VRA) led by Deputy Chief Executive Ing. Kenneth Arthur, to discuss collaborative measures addressing the recent flood crisis caused by the Akosombo dam spillage.
The deliberation, following an earlier engagement, focused on strengthening efforts in aiding the flood-hit citizens of Mepe.
Ing. Kenneth Arthur articulated the VRA’s dedication to the safety of all flood-affected residents, emphasizing their multifaceted relief operations, including evacuating victims to safer areas, delivering essential supplies, and the involvement of security agencies.
Responding to the VRA’s outreach, Torgbe Nego VI expressed gratitude, noting the Authority’s pivotal role in ensuring no lives were lost since the flooding began.
While recognizing the commendable endeavors of the VRA, the Mankralo stressed the need for enhanced communication between the Authority and the council, striving towards a disaster-resilient future.
He also advocated for logistical support for the overbank communities in Mepe, a request the VRA affirmed.
The meeting culminated with Torgbe acknowledging the VRA’s generous food donation to his palace, benefiting the influx of flood-impacted individuals seeking assistance.
Among those who attended the meeting were Mr. Kojo Mawulenu Fabian, Chairman of the Mepe Development Association, and the elders of the Mepe Stool.