President Akufo-Addo has stated that though some of the affected communities do not vote for him he is in the area because he has taken oath for all Ghanaians.
Several Communities around the Volta Lake have been submerged in water, displacing many residents.
Flooding due to the spillage has forced many communities in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts of the Volta Region to evacuate, leaving them with no choice but to try and save what’s left of their belongings.
The experts fear the current insanitary conditions created by spillage of the dams could create a public health crisis if proper steps are not taken immediately to address the problem.
A section of Ghanaians have lashed out at the government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the victims of the flood.
But President Akufo-Addo visited some residents of Mepe and other affected areas on Monday October 16 2023 to see for himself the effects of the spillage on the communities.
In his brief statement, the President said that he is visiting the residents whether they voted for him or not.
“When I took the oath of office as President, I took the oath of office as President for every single individual in Ghana, for all the people in Ghana, all districts, whether they voted for me or not. Once I have taken the oath office, I am the President for all the people.
“Togbe, I want the people here, beginning with you, and the elders to understand that when something like this happens and the government acts, the government is acting for Ghanaians, for all Ghanaians. I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and are suffering, and it is my responsibility to try and help. Because, if it is a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me, then I shouldn’t be here, because you don’t vote for me. But that is not my concern. And, in any event, one day you will vote for me and my party,” he stated.
President Akufo-Addo however added that he will ensure that all affected communities are given the needed help.