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Northern Region Muslims Council launch disaster fund to support flood victims in Savanna and Volta Regions

The Northern Region Muslims Council, as part of efforts towards supporting the flood victims at Buipe and Volta Region has on Tuesday October 31, 2023, launched a disaster fund to support the affected communities.

Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of the Northern Region Muslims Council Sheikh Issah Alhassan Abubakari, said the launch of the fund aimed at soliciting support from the general public to be able to mitigate the suffering of the people in the Volta Region, Kpandai and Buipe, who have been hard hit by the spillage of the Akosombo dam and floods. 

Sheikh Issah narrated that, “they need our support; they need our help. So, we have gathered here in the name of our Mallams. We are doing it under the umbrella of the Northern Region Muslim Council. But it’s our fathers, our mallams, our mentors, our leadership, which is the lslam leadership in the region, who have instructed us. So, we are doing it in consultation with them”. 

He thus, appeal to the general public, philanthropist, benevolent organizations, governmental institutions to donate towards supporting the affected areas. 

“The council wishes to appeal to all Muslim ummah and non-Muslims to help it support families who have been affected by the floods of the Akosombo Dam spillage”.

The Northern Region Muslim Council disclosed that every item is welcomed, and have thus encouraged all to support this worthy course. 

The council pledged to mashal all available means to extend support to all manners of people in distress. The initiative is a measure to complement the efforts of the government to make life more comfortable. 

The Northern Region Muslim Council thus, commend all those who have been supporting the council and urged them not to relent but to continue supporting the council activities. 

On his part, Chairman for the Finance Committee of Northern Region Muslims Council, Alhaji Mohammed Abdul-Aziz, disclosed that members of the Council had donated Ghc10,000 as seed money of the fund raising to support the flood victims.

He therefore emphasized the appeal to the public especially the Muslim ummah to donate any items such as old and new clothes, food stuffs, mosquito coils, detergents, water, sandals, learning materials and cash to support the victims affected by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam. 

Donations can be made to the following, Anbariyya, Masjid-ul Bayan, Manhaliya mosque, Nyohini Central Mosque and Nahadah Mosque. 

The donation takes immediate effect to 14th November, 2023.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu | |Ghana.

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