Information gathered by The Chronicle in a follow up to our earlier story have revealed that the over 1, 203 persons, including pregnant women and children, who were badly hit by rainstorm and were displaced at Nasia, in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region, are still living under bizarre conditions.
The victims have still not received any support from the government or the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) two months after the disaster.
This means the victims who unfortunately had their buildings pulled down, roofs ripped off and other valuable properties destroyed by the rainstorm, would still have to endure their predicament a little longer. Almost all of the victims are currently depending on friends, relatives and loved ones for survival.
The disaster, which occurred in early May 2015, also affected a number of schools. However, the West Mamprusi District Assembly, from its meager resources, has been able to re-roof all the schools to ensure teaching and learning commence smoothly. But the affected school children, numbering over 482, do not have roofs over their heads after school.
A follow up visit by The Chronicle to Nasia, revealed that some of the victims have managed to rebuild or re-roof their buildings, but the majority of them are still living under poor conditions, while others, including pregnant women and nursing mothers, sleep in the open.
When contacted, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for West Mamprusi, David Wuni, who is said to have been in constant touch with the victims, said the condition of the victims still remained the same, except the rehabilitation of the schools by the Assembly.
According to him, the Assembly had written to the District, Regional and National NADMO, as well as some Non-governmental Organisations for support, but none of them had come to the aid of the victims.
The DCE said he was confident the National Disaster Management Organisation would soon come to the aid of the victims. But in the meantime, he said NADMO had told him they had run out of stock and could, therefore, not give any relief items to ameliorate the plight of the victims.
Mr. Wuni still appealed to NADMO and the various NGOs and religious organizations to consider the magnitude of the disaster and its associated ramification and come to the aid of the people, since the Assembly alone did not have the resources to relief the victims.
The District NADMO Coordinator, James Braimah described the disaster as overwhelming and appealed to philanthropists to come to the aid of the people. He said that his outfit was still hoping for positive response from the regional and the national NADMO for some relief items to the victims.
Source: The Chronicle
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