The Government of Ghana is procuring five high-speed boats to aid in rescue missions on the Volta Lake, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Deputy Minister of Transport, has said.
According to him, the government is going through the procurement processes to acquire the vessels.
This, he said, forms part of government’s actions to resource the Ghana Maritime Authority and, to a large extent, the navy to deal with boat accidents on the Volta Lake.
“The government is acquiring 5 speed boats, we are going through procurement processes. This will help in the rescue mission in the country,” the Tema East MP told Chief Jerry Foson on the Ghana Yensom show on Accra100.5FM on Friday, 1 June, in connection with the boat disaster that occurred on Wednesday, 30 May at Kete Krachie in the Volta Region.
The accident claimed nine lives. The owner of the boat Akwasi Aweyeh, who also lost his daughter in the accident, has been arrested by the police to assist with investigations.
The victims who were travelling in the boat were involved in an accident at Kete Krachi in the Volta Region. They were travelling to Sipom, an island.