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Rainstorm victims receive support from gov’t


Government has presented relief items to the affected victims of the recent rainstorm in the Sagnarigu district and the Tamale metropolis in the northern region.

The items include, 180 mini bags of rice, 180 bags of maize, 120 pieces of blankets, 15 cartons of mosquito coils, 250 pieces of plastic plates and 340 plastic cups as well as 10 plastic basins, 6 cartons of matches ,6 bales of already used clothes, 90 packets of roofing sheets and 180 bags of cement.

Victims in the Tamale metropolis also received similar items from government at a short ceremony in Gumbihini.
It will recall that a heavy rainstorm hit the northern region ripping off several houses and schools destroying properties running thousands of Ghana cedis early last month.

Government and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO the items was to cushion the victims on the unfortunate disaster.
Unlike in the past where people who were not affected received items meant for victims because of their political or influence in the society, government has adopted a new strategy and relief items are now handed over to the chiefs for distribution to the victims.

Presenting the items to the chief of Sagnarigu, Ambassador Abdulai Yakubu and elders in Gumbihini, the Northern Regional minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru emphasized the need for equitable distribution of items. He urged the elders in the affected areas to do due diligence in the distribution of the items and charge the assemblies to support them in distributing it.

Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru said the items are meant for those who cannot afford what they have lost during the rainstorm and not for victims who can afford.

The Sagnarigu chief, who received the items on behalf of the people and the Sagnarigu district assembly thanked government for listening to the appeal and plight of the people.

At Gumbihini, the metropolitan chief executive for Tamale, Hanan Gundaadow Abdul Rahman told the people government was very much concern about them. The chief and elders thanked government for assisting them with some items and appealed for more since it will not get to all the victims.

Gumbihini Boting Naa Alhassan suggested to the National Disaster Management Organization to always consult the chiefs any time a natural disaster strikes so that they will help identify real victims. He explained that, sometimes traditional rulers get surprised anytime relief items get into their communities.

Some beneficiary victims who spoke to Zaa News expressed their gratitude to government and appealed to benovilent organizations to come to their aid.


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