Rescuers go to the aid of stranded passengers on Volta Lake

FerryRescue workers are currently at the Mpeam Kortes, near the Ekyeamfrom stretch of the Volta Lake to rescue hundreds of passengers and scores of vehicles stranded on the Volta Lake since Tuesday.

The engine of the ferry they were travelling on developed fault on that evening and ceased working.

The new ferry which was recently commissioned by President John Mahama was from Adawso in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region, and was approaching the landing site at the Ekyeamfrom in the Afram Plains South in the Eastern Region when the incident occurred at about 4:30pm.

About 30 vehicles including Metro Mass Transit buses, and about 800 passengers as well as goods were on board the ferry when it suddenly broke down.

District Chief Executive Officer for Kwahu South, Joseph Omari, told Onua FM’s Yen Sempa hosted by Kwame Karikari that he quickly called rescuers from Akosombo to come and help the situation and they arrived Wednesday evening to save the situation.

He explained that due to the low level of the water in the Volta Lake, the pontoon got stuck on its way.

Also, Mr. Omari explained that the ferry was running on one engine instead of two because engineers were working on the other one.

Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM/

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