A Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency, Anthony Mwinkaara Sumah, has presented some relief items to affected communities in the recent devastating floods in his constituency.
The items include 150 bags of rice (50 Kg), 22 cartons of oil, 50 baskets of dried fish (keta school boys), 44 cartons of tin tomato and 20 bags of salt.
The relief package sum up to ¢40,000 were received on behalf of the assembly members by the presiding member of the Nadowli/Kaleo District Assembly, Osbert Dambia.
These were contained in a statement issued by Prosper Sunkyedong, Communications Assistant to the MP.
The MP, in an address to the media, said the extent of damage means that it will take some time for the affected areas and persons to fully recover.
He stressed that the havoc caused by the floodwaters implies that “more immediate relief items would be needed in the short to medium term in order to cushion the affected farmers and their families”.
To this end, he appealed to benevolent persons and organisations especially sons and daughters of the Nadowli/Kaleo constituency to come to the aid of the victims in anyways and means possible.
The Nadowli/Kaleo District is the worst hit in the recent floods that hit most parts of the Upper West Region. Major roads and feeder roads in the constituency were cut of rendering movement in around and outside the district difficult. The waters also caused the collapsed of a number of buildings whilst others were submerged. Large acres of farmlands in the Nadowli/Kaleo enclave were also submerged.
The MP is hopeful that the items presented would go a long way to give the victims of the floods some temporary relief whilst long-term interventions are being explored.
Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah.