Volta Development Forum Urges Non-partisan Approach to Addressing Flooding in Ho
Ho, 18th July 2023 – In the wake of the recent devastating floods that wreaked havoc in Ho, a delegation from the Volta Development Forum (VDF) paid a courtesy call on the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ho, Honorable Divine Richard Komla Bosson, on Monday, July 17, 2023. The delegation, led by Honorable Francis Komla Ganyaglo, a former Deputy Volta Regional Minister, conducted a thorough tour of the areas affected by the floods to assess the situation firsthand.
During the meeting, Honorable Francis Komla Ganyaglo stressed the importance of political actors and stakeholders setting aside partisan politics when it comes to addressing the developmental challenges faced by the Volta region. The floods have served as a stark reminder that natural disasters do not discriminate based on political affiliations. He emphasized the need for unity and collaborative efforts to find lasting solutions to the recurrent flooding issue and the development of the Volta region at large.
Honorable Divine Richard Komla Bosson, in response, informed the delegation about the Asogli State Environmental Sustainability Fund, which was established by the Overlord of Asogli, Togbe Afede XIV. The fund, with a seed capital of GH¢150,000.00, donated by the Sunon Asogli Power Plant, aims to tackle the issue of storm drains within the Ho township and prevent future occurrences. The MCE called upon all stakeholders, including the Volta Development Forum, to join hands and contribute generously to the fund to ensure the success of these vital initiatives.
The delegation acknowledged the significance of the Asogli State Environmental Sustainability Fund and expressed their commitment to supporting its objectives. They recognized that finding a lasting solution to the challenges faced by Ho and the Volta region as a whole requires collective action and a shared vision of progress and development.
The meeting concluded with a renewed sense of unity and purpose among the participants, as they recognized the importance of transcending political boundaries and prioritizing the well-being and development of the Volta region. The collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including the Volta Development Forum, will undoubtedly contribute to finding lasting solutions and building a resilient future for the people of Ho and the wider Volta region.
By: Richmond Abake
Public Relations Officer – HMA
Photo Credit: Francis Agbesi Dey