Finance Ministry donates to flood-affected residents in Volta Region

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Friday donated GHS2 million worth of relief items to victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage in communities in the Tongu Districts. The Minister and his team also donated a cash amount of GHS50,000 as a symbol of solidarity for the victims in times of difficulty in addition to the essentials of humanitarian relief items. Mr Ofori-Atta’s visit was to assess the situation and dialogue on ways to support the victims. He pledged to incorporate additional assistance in the upcoming budget, while affirming his Ministry’s commitment to collaborating with various stakeholders, including Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Regional Minister, and the Inter-Ministerial Committee, to provide housing solutions for the displaced residents, who have lost their homes. Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, the Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and his Deputy, Mr Seji Saji, expressed their gratitude for the support received and called for continued assistance from the Minister. Togbe Kwasi Nego VI, the Maklalo of Mefe commended the Minister’s visit and donations. He emphasised the urgent need to rebuild their communities and restore smiles to the faces of the affected residents. Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, also lauded the Minister’s visit, indicating that his visit assured him of the government’s commitment to resolve the situation. He urged the Minister to allocate enough funds in the upcoming budget for the restoration of livelihoods in the district. In response, Mr Ofori Attah assured Togbe Nego and the MP that the government remained dedicated to offering ongoing support until all affected individuals regain their comfort and stability. After the donations, Mr Ofori-Atta and his team embarked on a tour of the safe havens in the district to engage some victims and assured them of the government’s intervention.

Source: Ghana News Agency