Minggu, 05 September 2010


Plan Ghana, a non governmental organisation (NGO), has donated relief items to the Gomoa East District Assembly to aid inhabitants who were victims of flood that hit the country this year.
The items, which were worth Gh¢17,600, included 300 bags of rice, 100 cartons of keysoap, 1,500 sachets of powdered milk, 300 gallons of cooking oil and 300 mini bags of sugar.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Isaac Kinsley Ahunu- Armah, who received the donation on behalf of the flood victims, said the donation would be distributed fairly to all the victims.
He added that the flood remained an unfortunate event in the lives of the people because of its effect in the district.
“Our communities on that day woke up in a state of shock when we realised we were flooded. It is indeed an unforgettable event and will remain indelible on our mind.”
He, therefore, called for the support of  individuals, NGOs and corporate institutions to donate towards efforts to make life return to normal in the affected communities.
The Programme Area Manager of Plan Ghana, Mr Joseph Assan, said the donation was  to help alleviate the plight of the flood victims.
He  urged the assembly to ensure transparency in the distribution of the  items and pledged that more of the donations would follow if the items brought are distributed fairly.
Some of the items were later distributed to the people of Takiyam who were the worse affected in the district.
Speaking to Daily Graphic, Madam Duodoo, who was a victim of the flood and a resident of Takiyam, said the flood had rendered her family homeless .
“ I sleep outside while my five children spend the night with friends and relatives because our building is not safe and can collapse at anytime,” she explained.
According to NADMO, the June 2010 floods affected 1,393 people in the district with properties running into several millions destroyed.


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