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Vice President visits flood hit Tamale

By
Caesar Abagali, GNA

Tamale, July 27, GNA – The Vice President, Dr
Mahamud Bawumia, has expressed worry about the floods that caused havoc leading
to the death of a female teacher and loss of property in the Tamale Metropolis.

He conveyed the Government’s condolences to
the family of the teacher, Hajia Fati Bapuni, who was swept away by the floods
in her vehicle, and presented GHC 5,000 to the family.

He gave the assurance that government would
step in with support for displaced persons to alleviate their plight.

Vice President Bawumia was speaking in Tamale
when he led a delegation to visit the flood hit areas in the Metropolis and to
assess the extent of damage to lives and property and see how best government
could immediately assist.

Areas the Vice President visited included the
‘Rice City’ where the female teacher lost her life, Gumani and Kanvili.

He said assessment would be made for swift
intervention to ensure that such disasters were either reduced or stopped to
save lives and property.

Vice President Bawumia tasked engineers in the
region to take immediate steps to reconstruct the bridges destroyed by the
floods and gave the assurance that government would provide funds for their
reconstruction.

He was accompanied by Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the
Minister of Defence, Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, and Mr
Mustapha Hamid, the Minister of Information.

The delegation was joined by Mr Salifu Saeed,
the Northern Regional Minister and officials from the National Disaster
Management Organisation (NADMO) during the assessment.

A downpour that lasted for about an hour on
Tuesday morning within the Tamale Metropolis led to severe flooding that killed
a female teacher  and destroyed a number
of property.

GNA

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