The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Kumbungu Constituency, Dr Hamaza Adam has on behalf of his party handed over assorted emergency relief items to flood victims at Nawuni in the Kumbungu District.
The items included three bundles of used clothes; 40 bags of rice; boxes of cooking oil; 200 pieces of mosquito nets; plastic cups, and boxes of lantern.
The heavy rainfall this year has caused major devastation in parts of Kumbungu in the Northern Region. The spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso has also worsened the situation, leading to the loss of farmlands and the destruction of property including houses in the area.
The affected communities include NAWUNI, SINGNA, AFAYILI, AND SHIA.
Dr Hamza who earlier visited the affected communities to assess the situation and to commiserate with the victims appealed to government to collaborate with the Burkinabe officials to deal with the factors that led to the floods and deaths.
According to him, it is prudent for government to find a lasting solution to the reoccurring flood situation in this part of Ghana because many lives had been lost and millions of properties and farm produce destroyed.
Dr Hamza said the situation was worse in this part of Ghana because the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) had failed to give early notices on the spillage of the Bagre Dam each year. He noted that the communication machinery of NADMO was very poor whenever the Burkinabe’s are to open the Dam, saying its effects were much felt.
He called on management of NADMO to intensify their communication machinery to enable them get to the people on time.
Assemblyman of Nawuni, Alhassan Yussif, who received the items on behalf of the victims thanked the NDC and the pc for the gesture, saying out of 184 houses within the Nawuni Electoral Area only 7 houses were not affected by the flood. He appealed to other benevolent organizations to come to their aid and help them reconstruct their houses.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu