Some three persons have died with dozens displaced following days of heavy downpour in the North East Region.
Flood waters from the Bagre Dam also meant houses and properties were submerged and destroyed.
Regional NADMO Director John Alhassan says three persons including a 3-year old girl ealier drowned in the Bungrugu and East Mamprusi District.
A man also drowned Janga in the West Mamprusi Municipality. Farms lands and infrastructure especially road networks have been cut off.
Mr Alhassan says they have dispatched aid to victims in the affected areas under a mission tagged operation “Thunderbolt”.
“I can confirm that two persons died at Bungrugu as a result of the torrential rainfall then one more has perished. There is a lot of damaged done because lots of farmlands have been submerged underwater and other road networks have been cut off because of the water level it is difficult to get to the place to do a proper assessment. NADMO has mobilized some resources to assist affected victims but we are calling on partners to assist us”.
The spillage of the Bagre Dam has over the years resulted in the constant loss of lives and property over the years.
It began in 1999 when during a rainy season up North, the dam could no longer contain anymore beyond its 235m depth.
The result of the spillage – 9,000 Ghanaians became homeless, a Cholera outbreak and $21m required to rehabilitate flood victims.
Sonabel, the agency responsible for the management of the Bagre and Kompienga dams, had indicated that the volumes of spilled water could be heavier this year.
Eleven districts that are affected in the Northern region includes Karaga, East Gonja, Nanumba South, Tolon Kumbungu, Bole, West Gonja, Savelugu, Nanton, East Manprusi, Yendi, and West Mamprusi.
In February 2019, during the delivery of the State of the Nation Address to Parliament President Akufo Addo disclosed that plans were underway to end the perennial flooding caused by the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.
“In the short-term, desilting of the White Volta will be undertaken this year, in conjunction with discussions with the Burkinabes to regulate the flow of the spillage, and mitigate its impact,” he announced.