VRA Resettlement Trust Fund was established in 1996 by the Volta River Authority (VRA), in collaboration with Government, represented by the then Ministry of Mines and Energy. This fund was created to cater for the needs of the resettlement townships that were displaced as a result of implementation of the Akosombo Hydro-electric Power Project. The project resulted in the formation of the Volta Lake which inundated 730 villages with a total population of 80,000 people.
These displaced people were relocated and resettled in fifty two (52) townships spread over four (4) regions of the country; namely Volta, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions and covering seventeen (17) districts of the country.
We exist to improve the quality of lives of 52 Resettlement Communities through the carrying out of socio-economic projects such as provision of educational, social, health and sanitation facilities, reliable and potable water supply as well as economic empowerment through enhanced livelihood options. The objective of the Fund is to ensure the socio-economic empowerment of the communities by helping raise their standards of living to levels similar to or better than what existed before the resettlement.