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16.10.2008 Social News

NADMO donates to landslide victims

By Isaac Akweetey, Koforidua - Ghanaian Chronicle

The Eastern Regional branch of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in collaboration with both the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council, and Akuapem District Assembly, have donated some relief items at the cost GH¢25,000 to victims of the recent landslide at Adukrom in the region.

The items which include 40 pieces mattress, 15 bags of 25kg rice, 20 plastic bowls, 25 plastic buckets, 20 plastic cups, 50 plastic plates, and three (3) bales of second hand clothing, were given to both the affected victims, as well as displaced residents.

Briefing the press on the essence of the donation, the Akropong District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. Adu Aboagye, expressed his appreciation to the Eastern press corps for their commitment, and level of professionalism in reporting the tragedy that occurred in the two farming villages.

According to him, the Assembly was trying to relocate residents who their houses in high prone disaster zones, in order to prevent future tragedies.

He explained that as soon as the residents in such areas were identified, and agree to be relocated, the Assembly would provide building materials such as cement and roofing sheets to enable them set up new places of abode.

The DCE further gave the assurance of his outfit's readiness to provide funds for the affected people and bereaved families, to enable them bury their lost ones and carry on with life.

It would be recollected that three persons, two women and a three year old boy, were said to have been trapped to death by a landslide, following a heavy rain fall at Adukrom-Ayensi and Asenema, both farming communities in the Akuapem North District of the Region last Monday.