Reoptimisation and reoperation of the Akosombo and Kpong dams’ project

The project was implemented by the Water Resources Commission (WRC) over a number of years. It sought to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction through restoration of downstream ecosystems, food systems and livelihoods through reoperation for optimizing the operations of the two dams, with particular reference to flows, in order that a more natural flow pattern will be re-established in the Lower Volta River.

In the development and implementation of the project, WRC established partnerships with a number of local and international institutions including CAW as well as a partnership with the project funding agency. The implementation also involved the commissioning of a number of studies by WRC as input into the project’s deliverables.

Below is a list of tasks assigned CAW

  1.  Community Consultations
  2.  Specification and quantification of restoration objectives
  3.  Literature review and summary report on all parameters pertaining to environmental and livelihood flow requirements
  4. Socio-economic impact of reoperation objectives on the livelihood of downstream communities of the Akosombo and Kpong dams
  5. Engaging downstream communities in reoperation scenario options
  6. Reoptimisation and reoperation study of Akosombo and Kpong dams: Voices from the downstream communities
  7.  Reoptimisation and reoperation study of the Akosombo and Kpong dams in Ghana: Socio-economic Impact or Reoperation Scenario Options on the livelihoods of downstream communities

These tasks were successfully completed and reports produced were submitted to WRC.