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NOGAID and Canada to Support Flood Victims

2008-01-30 22:53:07
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Canada Fund for Local Initiative, in collaboration with Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), an international non-governmental organisation, based in Tamale, has initiated a 46,800 Canadian- dollar Northern Ghana Floods Victims Support Project.

The project, which is being funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and being managed by the Canadian High Commissioner in Ghana, would cover 18 communities in the Saboba- Chereponi, Yendi and Kasena Nankana districts in the Northern and Upper East regions.

Mr Mustapha Sanah, Executive Chairman of NOGAID, who made this known to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, said the core areas of the project were the provision of food, medicine and shelter to victims of last year’s devastating floods in the beneficiary communities.

He said 12 communities would benefit from rural health support, while 500 women and children would be hooked on to the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Mr Sanah said 500 pieces of wood, 300 pieces of nails 250 bags of cement and 75 packets of roofing sheets would be purchased and distributed to victims whose homes were destroyed.

Seven hundred and thirty (730) bags of maize, rice and food items would also be distributed to the beneficiaries.


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