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Spillage of Bagre Dam due – Officials

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Information reaching the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council indicates that the Burkinabe Authority would spill the Bagre Dam on Friday, August 24, 2012.

The perennial spillage of the Bagre dam that flow through the White Volta Basin in Ghana  usually leads to the loss of human and animals lives and causing wanton destruction to crops and properties in the Upper East and Northern Regions.

Briefing the Media at Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo advised people living along the White Volta Basin, especially those living in the low land areas to move away from the area to avoid disaster.

They had also been advised to harvest their crops before the spillage in order not to lose them.

The Regional Minister indicated that government had given an approval for the construction of a dam at Pwalugu to harvest the perennial flood water to help arrest the disaster associated with the floods.

He said the dam which is to be completed in 2019 would irrigate over 100,000 hectares of farmland and would also generate hydro power across the country.

Source: GNA

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