Climate Change & Energy
Akosombo Dam spillage: Move to higher ground – Inland Canoe Fishermen Council to members
The National Inland Canoe Fishermen Council is urging fisherfolk who have been affected by the recent Akosombo dam spillage to move to higher ground.
Though the Council sympathises with the affected fishermen, it believes they will protect themselves from more destruction should they move to safer places.
Speaking to Citi News, President of the National Inland Canoe Fishermen Council, Jacob Kabore Tetteh Ageke called on individuals and corporate organizations to come to the aid of their members who are bearing the brunt of the disaster.
“About seventy to eight percent of our fishermen live on islands and from last Monday, we went around to the Oti region, Eastern region, the Volta, and Bono East, and we realised that the water levels are still rising, and the fishermen are moving, and there are some houses that the water is yet to enter, and so I am encouraging them to move to higher ground.”
Source: Citinewsroom - October 25, 2023
Kwesi Benyi Randolph JOHNSON
October 25, 2023