The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu and the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress of the Walewale constituency in the Northeast region, Mr. Abdallah Abubakari have presented some relief items to victims of Thursday October 1, floods.
At least some 700 people were forced out of their homes following the collapse of their houses after two community dams burst their banks submerging some four communities.
The items include; student mattresses, bales of second hand clothes, packs of chlorine, bags of maize, sugar and rice, galons of cooking oil, cartons of soap, blankets, plastic buckets, bowls, cups, mats, bags of purified water, boxes of mosquito coil, and treated mosquito nets.
The items according to the law maker is a gesture from the former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.
Affected communities are Banawa, Gaagbini, Namiyala, and Gbani. At Gbani, a three year old boy died after he fell into a bridge. At the Dimia and Tinkaya communities, a bridge linking the two was washed off.
Government Should Take Full Responsibility of the Flood.
Mr. Haruna Iddrisu while presenting the items to the leadership of the affected persons charged the governing New Patriotic Party to fully assume responsibility of Thursday’s incident citing possible constructional defects causing the Guabuliga dam to burst it bank and wreaking havoc.
In government’s infrastructure achievements in agriculture sector in its first term, the New Patriotic Party captured the Guabuliga dam as completed under the One Village One Dam initiative to foster all year farming.
But the Minority Leader Mr. Haruna Iddrisu referred to the construction as “a so-called dam” adding work on the dam “is shoddy” and the “reason for the burst”.
Appeal for Support.
Mr. Haruna Iddrisu further appealed to organizations and persons touched by the devastation of the spillage of the dams to support the affected people.
At least some 30,000 persons in 206 communities in the six districts of the Northeast region have been displaced following weeks of torrential rains and the spilling of the Bagre dam.
By: Mashood Mahama Yussif|www.zamireports.com|Walewale