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11.12.2007 General News

ADB Donates To Flood Victims

By Matthew Ayoo, Wa -
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AS part of its corporate responsibility, the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited has donated 980 mini bags of maize valued at ¢162 million (GH¢16,200) to flood victims in the Upper West Region.

Making the presentation at a short ceremony here on Monday, the acting Area Manager of the ADB for Northern Ghana, Paul Seidu, said the bank was moved by the divesting effect of the floods on the people and was making the donation to help mitigate the suffering of the victims.

Mr. Seidu said the bank as an agricultural oriented institution was torched by the effect of the disaster on farm lands and hoped that the farmers would not be discouraged but be inspired by the support and put the disaster behind them and forge ahead for a better future.

He hoped the items would be distributed to those affected most especially women and children and the disabled who are the most vulnerable.

Receiving the items, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mrs. Winifred Dy-Yakah, expressed appreciation and gratitude to the ADB for coming to the aid of the victims.

He described the flood disaster as a calamity that befell the region which required the collective responsibility of well meaning people to mitigate the suffering of the people.

Mrs. Dy-Yakah commended the ADB for the gesture and appealed to other benevolent institutions and individuals to come to the aid of the people.

She praised the government, the donor community, individuals and institutions for their prompt response to alleviate the hardship of victims.

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