Following persistent reports from communities along the Volta Lake, of the rising water levels, a team from the Kpando Municipal Nadmo office embarked on an assessment tour to the various communities on Tuesday 10th October 2023.


The team first visited Torkor and its environs where parts of the market have been flooded, with several shops and stalls under water. The team impressed upon District Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana to disconnect power in the submerged shops to prevent fatalities.

In an interaction with the Naval Command at Torkor, the Team learned that there has been strict directives to passengers and other Lake users to wear life jackets.


At Tsitekorfe, about 15 houses were affected by the water spillage. Reports state that the affected houses were built very close to the lake, regardless of VRA safety demarcations.

The situations at Gborfe, Agbenorxoe, Dafor-Tornu and Debidebi were no different. At Gborfe 11 buildings were inundated, 13 households at Agbenorxoe, 33 at Dafor Tornu and 4 at Debidebi. All the flooded buildings at Darfor-Tornu have collapsed and the occupants rendered homeless.

Fourteen (14) households on the island communities have also been affected, amounting to a total number of one hundred and forty-three (143) affected buildings. That notwithstanding, several farms along the lake have also been affected. Reports indicated that close to 25 acres of maize, 15 acres of sweet potatoes and 30 acres of okro farms were also submerged in the flood.

With the water level still rising, the team advised the residents to relocate to higher grounds to save their lives and property.

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