Bagre Dam Spillage to Take Place Today

The Republic of Burkina Faso will on Saturday spill the Bagre Dam which is likely to affect some communities in the Upper East, Upper West, Northern Region and some parts of the Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions.

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Bakoto Kinteh in a rice field at the Juffureh dyke in The Gambia. ActionAid partner ADWAC built the dyke to reclaim the fields from climate damage. Photo: ,Jane Hahn/ActionAid
Bakoto Kinteh in a rice field at the Juffureh dyke in The Gambia. ActionAid partner ADWAC built the dyke to reclaim the fields from climate damage. Photo: ,Jane Hahn/ActionAid

A press release issued by Ms Lucy Perbi Nyarko, the Area Manager of the Volta River Authority (VRA), called on communities along the white and Black Volta Rivers to move to higher grounds to avoid being affected by the spillage.

The areas in the Upper East that are likely to be affected by the spillage include the Bawku West, Bawku Municipal, Binduri, Talensi and Nabdam districts among others.

Ms Nyarko said it was regrettable that almost every year the communities along the Volta Rivers refuse to move away from the low lands after receiving information about the spillage of the dam thus becoming victims of floods.

She said nothing could be done about the spillage because once the dam had reached its maximum water holding capacity, the rest had to be spilled.

“We received the message from the Burkina Faso Authority yesterday about the spillage of the Bagre Dam. Our officers are currently in the fields holding meeting with the political leaders of the areas likely to be affected to persuade the people living along the Volta Rivers to re-locate “, she said.

The Bagre Dam is spilled every year and it usually floods the White and Black Volta Rivers destroying houses and farms.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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