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Regional News Thu, 6 Sep 2018

North Gonja DCE supports flood victims

Victims were given some items

The temporal overflow of water onto land that is normally dry in the North Gonja District has become perennial as a result of the white-Volta basin during the peak of rains.

In the past, almost three weeks have seen unending rainfalls in most parts of the Region which saw some homes in Daboya community affected by floods.

On September 4, 2018, Adam Eliasu Red Bawa together with the District NADMO co-ordinator and some staff from the North Gonja Assembly were on the grounds to inspect and assess the extend of destruction and act accordingly.

"It’s imperative to remind my dear readers that just before this year’s rains set inn, the DCE contracted some youth in Daboya to do further dugout and expand the drains in Daboya in an anticipation of containing any possible situation of heavy downpours. It’s important to note that the worse could have happened without this earlier intervention".

The District Assembly with immediate effect and urgency mobilized relief items to be distributed to affected homes. These include Mattresses, Rice, Cement, Roofing Sheets, Buckets, Plates and Cups. Meanwhile, operators of heavy equipment machine has been hired to further create and expand water ways for the free flow of water.

In another development, the DCE in a collaboration with the District NADMO team received a delegation from the Regional NADMO office lead by the Co-ordination Alhaj Hindu.

The team also inspected the affected areas and delivered relief items as well. Mosquito Coils, Cutlasses, Warranty Buths, Used Clothes were presented.

Distribution started in the morning after the district team had taken records of victims.

In a brief message to the victims, Adam Eliasu Red Bawa assured them that the exercise is a stopgap measure as the Assembly is pursueing experties to put together a comprehensively engineered plan to drastically reduce disasters.

Source: thepressradio.com