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Two districts hit by wind& rainstorms in the N/R


Hundreds of people have been rendered homeless in the Central Gonja district of the northern region following a two-hour torrential rain on Tuesday.

Almost every house in Buipe, the district capital was hit by the rainstorm living scores of the inhabitants in grief.   

The District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, Mumuni Shiraz Ibn Yacin in an interview with Zaa news described the situation as alarming.

 Mr Ibn Yacin added that NADMO officials as at Tuesday were yet to assess the situation and come to the victim’s aid. ’’Currently, the displaced people are putting up with relatives and friends’’ the DCE explained.

When asked about measures by the assembly to check the spread of possible outbreak of cholera, the DCE said they are sensitizing residents of the area to be alert adding that environmental officers in the districts are up to task to prevent any case.

Mr Ibn Yacin indicated that despite the re-opening of basic schools on that day; most students in Central Gonja could not go to school. Schools, churches and homes were submerged while residents were trying to salvage their properties.

Meanwhile, a windstorm on the same day displaced school pupils in some basic schools pupils in the Tolon district of the northern region by a severe storm. Pupils of the affected schools are compelled to study under trees because their school roof have been riped off.

This is because their classroom blocks have completely been ripped off. One of the severely affected schools is the Woribogu Ahmadiyya primary school where teaching and learning materials got soaked up by the continuous rains.

To ease their suffering, a financial service, Bayport, is deepening its financial commitment to assist needy but brilliant pupils in the rural communities especially those in the Tolon district.

As part of its corporate and social responsibility, the institution on my first day in school freely distributed a large quantity of exercise books and kalypo drinks to pupils of some selected schools in the district.

According to Bayport financial services manager in charge of the northern Ghana, William Majeed Mahama, the intervention sort to encourage pupils to be regular in school.

He reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to assist authorities in the education sector to overturn the falling standard of education in the country.

He said, the institution will continue to commit enough resources to complement the efforts of government and other development partners to make quality education delivery accessible to all pupils regardless of their geographical locations.

William Majeed thereby urged teachers to take advantage of Bayport financial services loans to improve their living conditions.

Tolon District Director of Education, Amoli Abaako, thanked Bayport financial services for the kind gesture; he called for more support from other civil society organizations and philanthropists to improve the standard of education in the district.

 Amoli Abaako cautioned teachers in the district against absenteeism and lateness to school. He also implored the teachers to beware of cholera and the deadly Ebola disease and intensify their lessons on good hygienic practices.

Assistant director of the Tolon District Assembly, Sumani Abdulai, said education will remain top on the Assembly’s agenda; he admonished circuit supervisors in the district to strengthen their supervisory roles in schools. As an annual ritual, Bayport financial services has since 2010 been assisting brilliant but needy pupils financially to keep them in school. The institution is also noted for supplying teaching and learning materials to some deprived schools throughout the country.


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