Akosombo Dam/Volta River

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We visited Akosombo Dam today. This dam is responsible for the electricity in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Togo, and Benin. Rain needs to fall from the north in order for the Dam to function effectively. The Volta Lake is responsible for electricity, transportation and agriculture.

28 people died during the construction of this Dam and there is a memorial close by that honors them.

 

 

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