Saturday, June 27, 2015

Over 1000 Nasia Rainstorm Disaster Victims Yet To Receive Relief

PIECES of information gathered by Savannahnews in a follow up to our earlier story have revealed that the over 1, 203 persons who were badly hit by rainstorm disaster and got displaced at Nasia in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region, are still living under extreme conditions.

At the time of our visit, victims including pregnant women and children were yet to receive any form of support from the government and for that matter the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) two months after the disaster occurred.

This means the victims who unfortunately had their buildings and other valuable properties such as food stuffs destroyed by the rainstorm, would still have to endure their predicament a little longer. Very few of them were able to repair their houses but the majority resorted to sleep in the open.
The disaster which occurred in early May 2015 also affected a number of schools but the West Mamprusi District Assembly from its meager resources was able to refurbish all the schools to ensure teaching and learning continue. But the affected school children numbering over 482 do not have roofs over their heads after school.
When contacted, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for West Mamprusi, David Wuni, said the condition of the victims still remained the same except the rehabilitation of schools by the Assembly.  

An affected house                       Pix. by Zaa Radio

According to him, the Assembly had written to the District, Regional and National offices of NADMO as well as some non-governmental organisations for support, but none of them had come to the aid of the victims.

The DCE said that he was confident that the NADMO would soon come to the aid of the victims as and when they received relief items which they lacked at the moment.

Mr. Wuni still appealed to NADMO and various non-governmental organisations to consider the magnitude of the disaster and its associated ramification, and come to the aid of the people.

The District NADMO Coordinator, James Braimah described the disaster as overwhelming and appealed to philanthropists to come to the aid of the people. He said that his outfit was still hoping for positive response from the regional and the national offices for some relief items to be given to the victims.

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