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Akosombo Dam spillage: Your comments were insensitive to affected victims — Keta MP fires Akufo-Addo

Politics Akosombo Dam spillage: Your comments were insensitive to affected victims — Keta MP fires Akufo-Addo
TUE, 17 OCT 2023 LISTEN

Member of Parliament of the Keta constituency, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey has criticized President Akufo-Addo over his comments during his visits to communities affected by the spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam.

According to Mr. Gakpey, Akufo-Addo’s comments were unnecessary given the sorry state of the flood victims.

Speaking in an interview on Adom FM, the Keta MP described the President’s remarks as “needless”.

“We know that he doesn’t love us. We’ve been neglected for a long time. Don’t Voltarians pay taxes and levies? He should give us a break. Yesterday was the first time the President came here and he had the guts to make fun of the people. There was no statement to empathize with the people prior to that,” Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey stated.

President Akufo-Addo is quoted to have said he would have chosen not to commiserate with the victims because they didn’t vote for him.

But as President for all Ghanaians, he is leading the charge irrespective of whether or not they voted for him.

His words have not been well-received by a section of the public, with many describing it as insensitive to the suffering of the flood victims.

In order to coordinate measures to rescue victims, the government has established a 13-member committee chaired by Frema Akosua Osei Opare, Chief of Staff.

Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay
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