Electro Volta House, Accra - Ghana

"We are delighted to announce the continuation of PMDP Activities" – PMDP Project Coordinatator

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has resumed activities towards the construction of the much-anticipated Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project. The activities being undertaken form part of the second phase of land valuation and stakeholder engagement activities, which began last year.
A team of resettlement officers, stakeholder engagement officers, environmental officers, surveyors and land valuation experts are back on the field to engage in crop enumeration and referencing of affected properties and persons. The crop enumeration and property referencing will be conducted by the Land Valuation Division (LVD) of the Lands Commission while the VRA team does the monitoring and supervision.

The data captured from the exercise will enable the Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission to prepare a Valuation Report covering the Crops, Buildings, and other properties of economic value. Approval by the Board of the Land Valuation Division would be used as part of the requirements for the publication of the Executive Instrument (EI) covering the Land. In addition, the valuation will serve as a guide in determining the compensation payable to affected owners.

Speaking to PMDP News, Project Coordinator for the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project, Mr. Kwaku Wiafe, stated, “We are delighted to announce the resumption of activities related to the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam. The Project team is poised to work with sharper focus, bolstered by VRA’s arsenal of experience on successfully executing projects.”

Last year, activities on the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project were halted majorly due to the perennial flooding that hit the Northern Regions because of seasonal rains and the spillage of the Bagre Dam, and the insurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Wiafe added that, “This most challenging waiting period has given us the chance to refocus our attentions and has strengthened our confidence to efficiently move forward with the land acquisition and other related activities, setting the foundation for a good compensation programme, which will positively impact the lives of all affected persons.”