The National Disaster Management Organistion, (NADMO) has presented relief items worth GH¢28,590 to victims of fire that engulfed the Block H of the Police Barracks near the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA),in Accra.
The items included bags of rice and maize, cartons of cooking oil, roofing sheets, poly mats, blankets, mattresses, and mosquito nets.
Presenting the items, the Deputy Chief Disaster Control Officer, NADMO, Major David Bills, (Rtd), said it was the core mandate of his outfit to support people and organisations affected by disaster such as the one that struck police personnel at the barracks last month.
He said though the assistance might not commensurate with what was lost in the fire, he hoped it would help mitigate their plight.
Receiving the items, the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police, (COP) Bio Atinga, expressed gratitude to NADMO for the gesture and asked other organisations to come to the aid of the victims.
She said investigations were still on going to ascertain the cause of the fire, which occurred last July 18, at 8:30 am and destroyed about ten rooms including wooden attachments.
House hold appliances, clothing, personal belongings and money and other items got burnt.
Some residents of Block H of the Police Barracks, said occupants of the burnt rooms and structures were not at home when the incident happened.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong