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NGO’s assists flood victims with 900,000 pounds


2008-07-30 21:34:41
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The management of Department For International Development (DFID) from Britain in conjunction Action Aid Ghana (AAG) have presented agriculture inputs worth 900,000 pounds sterling to 1,775 households in three districts in Upper East Region affected by last August floods.

The presentation under the “Food Security and Agriculture Recovery Management” project would in addition, assist beneficiaries to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in their
areas.


The 10-month project which started in June this year is assisting victims in Talensi-Nabdam, Bongo and Kassena-Nankana Districts.

Each household would receive 50 Ghana cedis to purchase farm inputs including fertilizers, weedicides, insecticides and cutlasses.

The Coordinator of the Project, Nii Narku Mensah, making the presentation at Pelungu in Talensi-Nabdam District said a livestock
revolving fund would be established to provide each household with
capital to undertake animal husbandry and gardening.

He announced that in June this year, Action Aid with funding from World Food Programme (WFP) distributed seeds and grains for the
victims and each household benefited from quantities of maize, cowpea, iodated salt and cooking oil every month.

The Senior Programmes Officer of AAG, Mr Sulemana Alhassan said the assistance was to complement government’s efforts to relieve the plight of the victims and urged the beneficiaries to use the items efficiently to improve their living standards.

The District Chief Executive of Talensi-Nabdam, Mr Anaba Nabila, commended the donors for complementing Government efforts to assist the flood victims and advised people living in low land areas to move upland to avoid being affected by the spillage from Burkina Faso in September.

He urged people who had not registered to register when the voters register re-opened on July 31.

source: ghanadistricts.com

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