Upper East Regional Minister has reassured residents of the region that works on the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam will commence soon.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has given assurance to the people of the Upper East that the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose dam has come to stay and is alive.
It could be recalled in 2019 government cut-sod for the commencement of work on the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose dam but since then a lot of work has gone under the bridge thereby raising public concerns about the continuity of the project.
Speaking at a validation meeting on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report on the project in Bolgatanga, Mr Yakubu reassured government’s commitment in making sure that the dam comes to fruition.
According to him, the dam remains a game-changer for the socio-economic transformation for the people of the north hence government under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will do everything to bring that to fruition.
The Deputy Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority in the Upper East Region Engineer, Emmanuel Osafo noted that physical work will soon begin.
Engr. Osafo, said one of the objective of the dam is flood control and is this their aim that by the time they finish the construction of the dam they will mitigate the flood situation as much as possible because the water will stored, controlled and people will be moved from the flood plain so they can save life and property.
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