02 August 2017

Tamale: Private organization donates to flood victims

Organizations have started donating aid packages to nearly one thousand victims of a flood disaster that occurred last week in the Northern region after a torrential rainfall.
The items are being received by the impoverished regional Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on behalf of the victims who are currently staying in over crowded rooms with family and associates in school buildings and prayer structures.
A heavy downpour last week killed there persons in the regional capital, Tamale and displaced dozens others in the about 6 districts in the region.
Farmlands were destroyed and several properties estimated into millions of cedis including livestock were destroyed and swept away.
About five districts: Bimbila, Gushegu, Saboba Wulensi and Kpandai have been disconnected from the regional capital following the situation. Travelers wade through unsafe thoroughfares to reach these destinations.
More than a week after the disaster, the National disaster management body is yet to provide relief items to the victims who are living under appalling insanitary and hopeless conditions.
Wienco Ghana, producers of Aduanehene rice is the only company so far to take such giant step presenting 10 bags of maize and 20 of rice at a commercial value of GH¢4,000 on Tuesday morning to the cash strapped NADMO office in Tamale to be given to the victims.
Speaking to news men, Marketing Manager of the company Dominic Duku elaborating the gesture as part of its cooperate social responsibility said it was to show empathy towards the victims, some of whose source of living had been totally shattered by the flood disaster.
According to him,  the company was touched by the devastation condition of the victims and have decided to present the items to assist them reorganise their lives.
He added the company was available for further assistance if necessary and encouraged NADMO officials not to hesitate to reach out to them in times of troubles.
The regional Disaster Management Organization coordinator, Alhaji Abdullah Hindu and the other staff from the coordinating council received the items and expressed appreciation.
However, the regional coordinator revealed that four trucks packed with relief items from national office have arrived in the region and two more was expected later today.
Alhaji Hindu said another two truck will take off this evening from Accra and its expected to arrive Wednesday with national offices of the organizations to commence distribution of the items to the victims.
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