2007-09-05 15:17:44This article has been read 798 times.
The Garu Tempane District Assembly is to set up a fund which will officially be launched today to provide assistance to flood victims in the area.
The district is one of the worse affected by this year’s torrential rains in the Northern part of the country and worsened as a reult of the spillage caused by the dam in Burkina Faso.
Speaking to www.ghanadistricts.com, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Emmanuel Asigri, noted that the rainfall has come to salvage everyone in the country, explaining that "industries will eventually get back on their feet, workers who have been made redundant would get their jobs back and more people will be employed".
He therefore appealed for assistance, saying "people need to help the district deal with the distraction caused by the rains".
He lamented that the rains has caused a great deal of distraction to the district. Hon Asigri said farmlands have been lost, people have been displaced, roads have been damaged causing some communities to get cut off.
He noted that so far, the assembly has received releif from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and RAINBOW AID, a nongovernmental organisation.
The items include, foodstuffs, rice, maize, millet, cooking oil, utensils sugar, mattresses and blankets among others. He also indicated that the district assembly has started with the distribution of the relief items.