The Volta River Authority (VRA) has projected that the water inflow into the Akosombo Dam is likely to end by the end of October 2023.
The VRA commenced the controlled water spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams on September 15, 2023, due to a consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo reservoir.
Thousands of residents in South Tongu, North Tongu, Central Tongu, Asuogyaman, and several other residents have had their homes submerged due to the spillage.
The Deputy Chief Executive of the VRA, Edward Obeng Kenzo told Kofi Adomah Nwanwanii in an interview that per the Authority’s projections, the water inflow into the dam will likely to reduce as the level of the Volta Lake was gradually declining.
He elaborated by pointing out that over the past three to four days, the water level in the lake has risen by approximately 0. Feet.
He stated that, according to their long-term projections, this period of the month leading into the end of October typically marks the beginning of a decline in water inflow into Akosombo. They plan to closely monitor this trend and make necessary data adjustments accordingly.
The Deputy Chief Executive of the VRA, Edward Obeng Kenzo, went on to mention that they have the capability to at once open all the gates to swiftly contain the spillage.
However, he also cautioned that if all the gates were opened at once, it would have adverse effects on the Sogakope bridge, causing economic disruptions and potentially impeding the passage of individuals traveling from Togo, Benin, and Nigeria into Ghana.