Flood Alert: Burkina Faso to open its dams

alhaji_idris1.jpgAuthorities in Burkina Faso have alerted the Northern Regional
Coordinating Council (RCC) that their dams were full and they would be
compelled to open them to allow the water flow into the White Volta.

Regional Minister, Northern Regional Minister, announced this on
Tuesday at a reception hosted by the RCC for senior citizens to mark
this year’s republic day.

He, therefore, urged people
living along the riverbanks, especially farmers to move upstream to
avoid any disaster as occurred during last years floods, which
destroyed several hectares of farmland, houses and property in the
three Northern Regions and rendered several people homeless.

Regional Minister also charged all the Metropolitan, Municipal and
District Chief Executives in the region to ensure that measures were
put in place to avoid any casualty should the excess water from Burkina
Faso flood the rivers and tributaries in the region.

Source: GNA