We must protect our Land if we love it – Akuffo Addo

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The commander-in-chief of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo Addo says his administration has the interest of the victims of the Akomsombo dam spillage disaster at heart.

The 67th Independence Day celebration was organized at Koforidua in the Eastern region, The President stated that ”the day we celebrate our nationhood, we cannot and should not leave out a reference to the physical state of the land that constitutes Ghana”.

The president targeted those destroying the natural environment deeming their love untrue because their every action is meant to destroy the River bodies, the vegetation, the creatures, and the soils that make up Ghana our Mother Land

“The Almighty has been kind and generous to us, and our beautiful land deserves to be treated with tender loving care. Unless we change how we treat the land, future generations would not recognise the Ghana they read about in the land we bequeath to them. I stay firm in my conviction that extracting the minerals we have been blessed with should not lead to the destruction of forests and rivers”.

The President called on the people to dedicate anew themselves to taking care of Ghana

“I must, at this stage, reaffirm the government’s continued commitment to providing the support for victims of the recent, extensive flooding in downstream communities, in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions, caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam last year – a necessary action which was taken to maintain the dam’s structural integrity.

“As set out in the 2024 budget, Government has set aside two hundred and twenty million cedis (GH¢220 million), of which eighty million cedis (GH¢80 million) has already been released by the Ministry of Finance, to support the ongoing rehabilitation efforts for the affected communities. Government will stop at nothing to restore normalcy to the lives and livelihoods of all affected persons,” he concluded.