In a bid to address concerns surrounding the recent spillage of the Volta River Authority (VRA) dam in the Volta Region, President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered a speech emphasizing the importance of unity and condemning the notion that assistance is contingent on electoral support.
President Akufo-Addo expressed his commitment to addressing the challenges faced by residents affected by the VRA spillage, irrespective of political affiliations. He stated, “It is regrettable that some have suggested that assistance is linked to voting patterns. This is unacceptable and goes against the principles of unity and collective responsibility that we uphold as a nation.”
The spillage has led to the displacement of communities along the Volta River, prompting the government to mobilize resources for relief efforts. President Akufo-Addo assured affected residents that the government is fully committed to providing support and mitigating the impact of the incident on their lives.
Addressing the specific claim that assistance is being influenced by voting patterns, the President urged against politicizing natural disasters. He emphasized the need for national solidarity, stating, “Disasters do not discriminate based on political beliefs. Our duty is to serve all Ghanaians, regardless of their political choices.”
The President concluded his speech by calling for a collective effort to address the challenges posed by the spillage, urging citizens to prioritize the well-being of affected communities over political considerations. The incident has sparked a broader conversation about the need for a non-partisan approach to disaster response and management.
As the government mobilizes resources to aid those affected by the VRA spillage, the President’s speech underscores the importance of national unity in times of crisis, encouraging Ghanaians to set aside political differences for the greater good of the nation.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah