The Volta River Authority (VRA) has intervened in the wake of the devastating floods in the North Tongu District by building a bypass road connecting the St Kizito Safe Haven Road to the Battor-Mepe road.
This critical move follows the flooding of the primary route to the St Kizito school safe haven, thereby ensuring that essential relief goods, medical supplies, and healthcare services are accessible to the Mepe community.
The new road will negate the requirement for residents to traverse flooded areas by boat, significantly lowering the threat of waterborne diseases.
In addition to this construction, VRA has generously funded various relief agencies, including NADMO and the Ghana Health Service, reaffirming their dedication to enhancing the living standards of the safe haven inhabitants, especially in Mepe.
Actions of the Authority are part of the VRA Emergency Preparedness Plan, which details strategies for handling potential spills.
Hon. Divine Osborne Fenu, the North Tongu District’s Chief Executive, lauded VRA’s swift action, emphasizing the bypass road’s pivotal role in flood relief initiatives.
Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, VRA’s Chief Executive, recently visited the Mepe community to supervise the distribution of relief items and medical supplies.
During his tour, he reiterated VRA’s unwavering dedication to uplifting the community’s living conditions and encouraged them to communicate their needs.
The organization’s comprehensive relief efforts consume a significant segment of its budget, surpassing 50% of the designated 20 million Ghana Cedis.