Members of the Northeast Regional Security Council (REGSEC) on September 9, paid a working visit to flood areas in the Mamprugu Moagduri district. The Kunkua community is one of the hard-hit areas in the district following days of torrential rains characterized with the spilling of the Bagre dam.
The visit according to REGSEC forms part of “sourcing first-hand information from source”.
It was gathered during the visit that two members of one household on September 4, died while trying to salvage harvested maize from their farm during the rains.
REGSEC visited the bereaved family to commensurate with them. A minute of silence was observed for the deceased.
Members of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the region and the Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party Mustafa Ussif who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Service Secretariat joined to commensurate with the bereaved family.
“We are part of the grief and anything that you are going through. We have come to let the people of mamprugu moagduri know that we share in your moment of grief and pain and devastation caused by the floods”.
The Northeast Regional Minister Mr. Solomon Namliit Boar, on behalf of the National Disaster Management Organization presented some relief items to the family.
The items were made up of 5 bags of 25kg rice, 1 carton of cooking oil, 1 carton of soap, 1 carton of sugar, 3 pieces of poly mat, 2 student mattresses, 5 blankets, 5 buckets, 1 carton of mosquito repellent, mosquito nets, and 1 bale of used clothes.
Six persons are reported dead in the Northeast region. The six people, all males who were trapped in their homes and farms.
District Breakdown of Deaths.
Mamprugu Moagduri District (2).
West Mamprusi Municipal (1).
East Mamprusi Municipal (1).
Bunkpurugu District (2).
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT.
The Member of Parliament for the Bunkpurugu Constituency Mr. Solomon Namliit Boar while presenting relief items to victims of the floods in the Kunkwa community admitted the items were insufficient thus appealed to nonprofit organizations and private partners to support affected communities.
“We are here to present to you these relief items that we know are highly inadequate to sustain you for some number of weeks. We crave the indulgence of international communities, especially organizations that have been involved in supporting government anytime we find ourselves in this situation”.
Thirteen communities in the Mamprugu Moagduri district alone have been cut off. The communities namely; Soo, Licha, Kusobi, Wuyima, Bima, Sakpaba, Kunkua, Zanlo, Jaadema, Buggyinga, Prima, Soonamoo, Siisi are cut off from accessing the West Mamprusi Municipality after the rains washed feeder roads linking communities in the district and the main Kpasenkpe road linking the two districts.
At least, acres of farm lands in fourteen communities have been submerged.
Meanwhile, more than forty two communities have been affected by the floods in the Northeast region according to the regional office of the National Domestic Management Organization.
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