NDC flays govt over plight of flood victims

Mr Be-Awuribe

Mr Be-Awuribe

The Northern Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has taken a swipe at the government over its failure to assuage the plight of victims of recent floods in the region.
The cumulative effects of a nonstop downpour and the Bagre Dam spillage have left hundreds of people displaced in the area.
Several farmlands and households were submerged as a result of the disaster with seven persons reported dead during the recent floods.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is unable to give the victims relief items with the complaints of inadequate stock.

The Regional Secretary, Sualisu Be-Awuribe, at a news conference in Tamale accused government of being insensitive to the plight of the victims.

He expressed concern about the inability of the Vice President, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia for failing to visit the flooded communities during his recent working visit to the Northern Region.

“The Vice President, Dr. Bawumia’s failure to comment or visit the distressed inhabitants of the region when he visited last week to launch the School Entrepreneurship Initiative is disappointing.

“Ironically, this is the Vice President’s home region and districts he claims to be his home. Sad isn’t it? Barely two years ago, would the same person and his flagbearer have rushed to such communities with stimulated sympathy just for votes.

“We in the NDC are disappointed over the government’s ineptitude and snail pace response to the affected persons and communities of the recent floods in the Northern Region.

“While natural disasters cannot be stopped, it is imperative to prevent its impact on lives and property, government lacked the political will to combat the perennial floods that continue to affect livelihood in the northern region.

“The New Patriotic Party government is adopting a poor and sloppy strategy of communications in sending early warning signals to residents of flood prone areas over possible dangers.”

“The party in its own way has organised some relief items with the support of our MPs to support the victims and we have directed all constituency executives to support the victims who lost their homes,” Mr Bi-Awuribe noted. –citinewsroom.com

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