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08.05.2007 General News


By Ghana Palaver

...Donates ¢200 million to Rainstorm victims

Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Friday made a cash donation of 200 million cedis to the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to help resettle the Tamale rainstorm disaster victims.

Twenty million cedis out of the amount had been donated as charity to immediately help the worse hit rainstorm disaster victims as a form of relief.

Professor Atta Mills, who paid a day's visit to the disaster victims on Thursday, May 3, said though the NDC was out of power and could not fully play the role of government, it was necessary for the party to sympathize with the victims of the rainstorm disaster.

He said though the money could not resettle all the people it would assist to lessen their burden and reiterated his call on the people to persevere since God would replace what they lost in the disaster.

Prof. Mills described the donation as a little contribution from the NDC and advised that money's mobilised for the disaster victims should not be distributed along political or tribal lines to ensure that all affected persons benefited to improve their lives.

Mr. Mohammed Baba, Tamale Metropolitan Coordinating Director, who received the money on behalf of the Assembly and the affected persons, expressed gratitude and indicated that the amount was the highest the Assembly had received so far.

Mr. Baba who is also the secretary to the committee set up to oversee the distribution of the relief items to disaster victims called on others to emulate Prof. Mills so that the displaced persons would be well catered for.

He gave the assurance that the money would reach the victims so that the Metropolitan Assembly and members of the committee set up to oversee distribution of relief items could win public confidence.

Prof. Mills was accompanied the MPs for Tamale Central, Mr. Inusah Fuseini, Tamale South Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Tamale North, Alhaji Abubakari Sumani and Hajia Mariam Senari, deputy women's organizer of the party as well as regional party executives.