Press Statement: Upate on Spillage of Water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams

The Volta River Authority (VRA) wishes to inform the general public that due to the reduction in rainfall in the Volta catchment area over the past week, the inflows into the Akosombo Reservoir have also subsided to normal levels and there is therefore no threat to the safety of our Dams.

The planned spillage of water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams will not be carried out, as earlier announced. However, all persons living along the banks of the Volta River downstream of the two Dams must remain alert until the rainy season is over.

VRA will also continue to monitor the situation, work with stakeholders, and issue updates should further developments occur.

We wish to thank all our stakeholders for their support and co-operation.

Issued by the Corporate Affairs & External Relations Unit, VRA
Dated: October 31, 2022