Government Spent £3.5 million as compensation of Akosobo Dam.


Today in parliament.

The Minister responsible for Energy Hon. John Peter Amewu has emphatically stated that government spend £3.5 million as a compensation of Akosombo Dam project

Speaking on the floor parliament he said the creation of Akosombo Dam led to acquisition of various sites which involved 52 resettlement sites nationwide and and the lake bed was inundated
The payment of compensation for the acquisition of were regulated by the Volta River Development Act 1961, Act 46, by section 30 of Act 46 the VRA was required to pay £3.5 million and the residual payment was done by Central Government.

He explained that according to the records of the ministry of energy indicated that VRA by 1971 has complete its portion of the payment and Central Government took over the responsibility for the remaining liability.
According to VRA it does not have records of the number of people or communities that has put in claims and yet to be paid,and the authority is no longer responsible for any claim for compensation that may be the outstanding on the Akosombo project.he said

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In conclusion, he hinted that VRA continued to provide social amenities to communities affected by the Akosombo Dam with VRA Resettlement Trust Fund .

He made this know when Hon. Rockson-Nelso Dafeamekpor asked how many Communities in the volta region are yet to be paid monetary compensation since the completion of Akosombo Dam.



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