July 25, 2017
“Residents along the Volta Lake have suffered for far too long, they are not demanding for special treatment but access to electricity like every Ghanaian and good Lake Transport system to enhance their living status after sacrificing their livelihoods for the entire country’’.

These were the sentiments expressed by the former Volta regional Minister and the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Krachi East constituency in the Volta region Helen Adjoa Ntoso as she makes a strong case for residents along the Volta Lake on the floor of Parliament.

According to her even though the people and communities along the island have sacrificed their farmlands for the construction of the Akosombo Dam which provides light to the whole nation, they have no access to the National Grid.

Residents are also faced with transportation challenges as human Beings, goods and animals use same ferry, canoes for transportation on very dangerous Lake Transport system. Priority should be given communities who gave out farmlands for rural electrification projects.

The Krachi East lawmaker urged the Ministries of Energy and Transport to give priority in aiding the communities the river banks by connecting them to the national grid, provide adequate ferries and uproot tree stumps which cause regular accidents on the lake.

The MP reminded authorities of the mission statement of the Volta Lake Company which clearly calls for an efficient and safe Lake Transport system for the country.