A non-governmental organization, Caring Sisters of Anlo Traditional Area in the Volta Region, the Association of Bankers, and Corporate Ghana, have donated relief items worth about one million Ghana cedis to affected victims of the recent tidal waves disaster in the Anlo district, Keta, and Ketu South municipalities.
The donations were made exactly a week after high tides displaced almost four thousand residents, as captured by the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO.
The items included 3,000 student mattresses, 1,500 mosquito nets, bags of rice, and other assorted food products.
The Deputy NADMO Director, Seji Saji Amedonu, said “yes, we’re under-resourced, but the government has given us our fair share of the National cake. It is not enough, that’s why initiatives such as this by corporate Ghana is a major intervention in disaster management”.
The Volta regional minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, gave assurance to the victims of the government’s commitment to providing support.
On behalf of the Municipal and District Chief Executives from the nineteen assemblies, he donated food items.
The Brand and Marketing Manager of Stanbic Bank Ghana, who doubles as the Coordinator for the Tidal Waves Relief Fund, Mawuko Afadzinu, called on other organizations to donate monies into the Tidal Waves Relief Fund in order to help rebuild collapsed schools and homes that were washed away by the sea.
The fund is instituted by corporate Ghana and Caring Sisters, an NGO that focuses its energy on the education sector.
They are soliciting donations in terms of cash and building materials to help rebuild and restore communities affected by the disaster to an appreciable standard.
The MP for Ketu South Constituency, Dzifa Abla Gomashie, expressed her appreciation to the donors on behalf of her other two colleagues.
She further appealed for the rebuilding of school buildings to be expedited in order to restore life to normalcy for the over nine affected communities.
“I cannot even list all of you. I see the names, and I am super humble and super grateful to all of you.”