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The Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID) a Tamale-based NGO have supported some community members along the White Volta who were devastated by the recent floods that hit the three Northern Regions with relief items.
The items included 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of maize; some used clothing and assorted drugs worth 250 million cedis (GH¢ 2,500) to the Tolgu, Singa, Tasheni, Afayilli and Golosula.
The items were provided through the joint effort of NOGAID, Muslim Aid and Doctors World Wide (DWW) both NGOs and were meant to help resettle the displaced persons and to sooth the pain inflicted on them by the floods.
Mr. Mustapha Sanah, Executive chairman of NOGAID who made the presentation to the displaced people through the Tolon/Kumbungu District Assembly in Nawuni a farming community in the district assured his outfit’s preparedness to help alleviate poverty in the Northern Region.
He said the Northern Region was already facing hunger and that the floods had worsened the situation and called on other NGO’s to continue to help the flood victims in the three Northern Regions to survive.
He advised Assembly Members and opinion leaders in the flooded areas to monitor the distribution of the items to ensure that they reached the right people.
Mr. Wahab Suhuyini Wumbei, District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, who received the items commended the NGOs for the foresight to help the people.
He said the District Assembly would supervise the equitable distribution of all relief items received so far to ensure that they reached the most affected persons.
Mr. Wumbei appealed to people living along riverbanks to move upstream to escape from future flooding.