Akosombo Dam Spillage: Former MP Calls For Emergency Parliamentary Sitting



Former Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya, Alhaji Baba Lamin Abu Sadat has passionately appealed to the Speaker of Parliament, Right Honorable Alban Kingsford Sumanu Bagbin to call for an emergency Parliamentary sitting to mount pressure on the government to take drastic measures in solving the Akosombo Dam spillage which has rendered many homeless.

According to him, the affected victims have not been given fair treatment and the necessary attention they deserve due to some political interest.

The former law maker believe the gross negligence from the ruling government is because of their political affiliation hence his call on the Right Speaker to as a matter of urgency recall Parliament to deliberate on the matter.

He said he is not instructing the Right Honorable Speaker rather he is pleading to him to as a matter of urgency recall Parliament to deliberate on the matter.

He said the Speaker of Parliament has the constitutional right to call for an emergency sitting to call on the President to act since it is a national emergency.

Hon. Alhaji Baba Lamin Abu Sadat further appealed to Chiefs, the Peace Council and other stakeholders in the country to add their voices to ensure that the President do away with his political interest and treat the Akosombo Dam Spillage as a National disaster.

He expressed concern about possible outbreak of waterborne diseases that may be recorded during and after the flood as no data or system has been put in place to detect any form of casualties so far.

He added that places of convenience were inundated with flood water which the people are using to cook, bath, and for other household activities due to the failure of the government to provide potable water for the affected victims.

He called on all well meaning Ghanaians to put aside their political colors and speak to help save lives.

He further expressed disappointment in the President for his comments that Voltarians vote for only NDC adding that any serious country would have impeached the President for such a statement

According to him the President’s response and late visit to the affected areas are clear indications that he has nothing good to offer the affected victims adding that if the disaster were to occur in the stronghold of the NPP the President would have intervene quickly for the solution of the affected people.

The MPs from both sides should step up the and put aside all political interest in other to see how best the country will come together aid of the people in Volta Region.

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