Flood victims receive more donations

Thu, 4 Oct 2007 Source: GNA

Accra, Oct. 04, GNA - Six organizations on Thursday donated relief items and cash of millions of cedis through the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), for the upkeep of the flood victims in the three Northern regions.

The companies are; Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) who donated 20,000 bags of maize worth 2.4 billion cedis; Ghana Libyan Holding Company, 120 bags of rice worth 120 million cedis. Unibank, which had earlier contributed 82 million cedis cash to the Association of Bankers also presented 12 bales of second hand clothing which were collected from its employees.

Mitsui Group of Companies, dealers in Mitsui electronic products also donated 10 water storage tanks and food items valued at 19 million cedis, while Fanmilk Ghana Limited doled out 96 cartons of tampico products worth 28 million cedis and a cheque for 20 million cedis; and Metro TV made a presentation of 100 students mattresses and 20 bags of rice all valued at 50 million cedis.

Mr Simon Koranteng, Managing Director of ADB said the company was touched by the plight of the victims since the bank was established to pursue the interest of farmers who are mostly in the rural and formed the majority of the victims.

He added that the bank was working out modalities which would seek to assist the farmers.

Receiving the items, Nana Obiri Yeboah, Minister of State, Ministry of the Interior said the items would be accounted for at the appropriate time.

He expressed his appreciation to all the donors and called on individuals and companies to also come to the aid of the flood victims. 04 Oct. 07

Source: GNA
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