The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has donated an amount of GH₵50,000 and relief items to displaced residents and bereaved families affected by torrential rains in the Upper East Region.
The donation, which is on behalf of the government, is to address the urgent needs of the displaced residents whose lives have been put into difficulty.
Speaking at Manyoro in the Kassena-Nankana municipality to sympathize with the flood victims, Dr. Bawumia assured the people of the government’s commitment to reducing their plight.
“We are here to extend on behalf of His excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the government and the people of Ghana our deepest condolences to all of our families who are here represented for the loss of lives and property that we have suffered as a result of this rainfall. As a result, government is putting together initial relief items which include rice, blanket, cooking oil, mosquito nets, soaps, roofing sheets, water purification tablets, etc.”
“These are to deal with some of the immediate needs of the people. In addition, government has also provided cash of GH₵50,000. This is just our initial contribution to deal with what is happening. As we assess the situation, we will intervene as required to make sure that we deal with this problem that has been created,” he stated.
The Vice President further tasked the MMDCEs of the area to look at how the government can help in putting up stronger buildings to prevent such disasters and find a permanent solution to flooding issues in that part of country.