ACTIONAID Ghana has donated relief items to 765 flood victims at Dome Kwabenya, in the Ga East District.
The items include over 400 mattresses and pillows, 400 blankets, buckets, bags of rice, boxes of cooking oil, sanitary materials, slippers, toiletries and 1,000 bags of sachet water.
Presenting the items last Friday at Dome, the Communication and Public Relations Manager of ActionAid, Mr. Benjamin Tawiah, said the organisation was committed to supporting people who were affected by the June 3 torrential rains to regain their livelihood.
He said ActionAid had embarked on an initiative to distribute relief items worth GH¢500,000 to persons who were adversely affected by the rains a fortnight ago in the region.
He was optimistic that the items would go a long way to assist the victims to overcome the damage caused by the disaster.
Mr. Tawiah, however, urged the city authorities and stakeholder institutions to develop a strong mechanism to avert a future recurrence of such a disaster.
He said the capital city could avoid such disasters by improving upon sanitation and putting in place good drainage systems.
He noted that the donation was not limited to victims at Dome but was part of the GH¢500,000.00 consignment of relief items to some municipalities in the region, and would eventually benefit areas in Ga West, Ga South and Ayawaso districts.
Mr. David Dramani, the District Coordinator of the National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO), who received the items on behalf of the victims, commended the organisation for the support.
He urged corporate bodies and organisations to come to the aid of the victims and to partner NADMO in its quest to remedy the situation.
By Charles Amankwa