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11 flood communities receives relief items from Stanbic Bank

Eleven (11) communities hit hard by the recent floods that ravage northern have been supported by Stanbic Bank Ghana with relief items.

Nawuni, Tibung and Afayili in the Kumbungu districts have their homes destroyed with their farms submerged on water for several weeks in early September,2020. In the Savelugu Municipality, Suhugtampia, Dipali, Tigla, Kukubila, Nakpanzoo and Nabogu were also affected by the flood caused by torrential rain coupled with the spillage of Bagre Dam.

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To help lessened their suffering, the bank rolled out an elaborate relief support program in two different categories for identified groupings affected; farmers and those whose homes were destroyed.

The bank after need assessment distributed 100 bags of rice, 60 cartons of cooking oil, 6 bales of used clothing, 60 cartons of soap, and 2000 mattresses to the affected communities.

The bank has also hinted their intention of ensuring proper sanitation practices in the communities by providing them with what they called a simple bio digested places of convenience.

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  At a short ceremony in Nawuni, community members described the support as the biggest ever, especially the mattresses. Assembly members from Nawuni and Tibung electoral areas Mr Alhassan Yussif and Mr Iddrisu Ahmed thanked the management of stanbic for their kind gesture.     

Stanbic Bank Manager, Northern Cluster, Alhaji Husseini Nabil explained that the support is part of the Bank’s widows might in line with their Social Corporate Responsibility.

 The bank, he explained is collaborating with the district assemblies and NADMO to have accurate data of the number of houses and people who have no place of abode before they could help provide a decent shelter.

Alhaji Nail on behalf of the bank empathized with the affected people and assured them of their support to alleviate their suffering.

At Yoo Palace in Savelugu, the staff handed over the items to the paramount chief Savelugu traditional area, Abdlai Andani for onwards distribution to the communities.

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Alhaji Nabil conveyed the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, Pishigu Lana Alhassan Andani message of hope and his sympathy to the people of Savelugu traditional area over the unfortunate disaster that befalls on the people in the area.

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The bank, he said will continue to associate itself with the traditional area, adding that the bank stands for the betterment of the people. Yoo Naa Abdulai Andani thanked the bank for coming to the aid of his people.

The chief described their bank intervention as timely and acknowledge this year was covid-19 year which brought a lot challenges to both corporate bodies and individuals and the support is very much appreciated. He described the annual flood as unfortunate and called for a lasting solution to the problem . ” As stakeholders, we need to find solution to the issue, we can’t continue to suffer every year on this particular Bagre Dam spillage and stanbic as a body can also have a say because you also go the communities and spending so much to get relief items”, Yoo Naa appealed.

He called on the bank and chiefs in Northern Ghana to come together to impress on political leaders to ensure that the impact of Bagre Dam spillage is brought under control in the coming years.

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