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Ghana Red Cross Society builds 100 two-bedrooms for flood victims in Upper East Region


Date: Thursday July 18, 2019, 6:27 am


By: WatchGhana.Com/Godwin Nkunu


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The Ghana Red Cross Society with funding from the Swiss Red Cross in Switzerland has constructed one hundred unit two – bedroom apartments worth GH¢750,000.00 for the 2018 flood victims in four affected communities. 


The flood victims from the Kologu Zuo community received 59 two-bedroom apartments, Kologu Tuo 21, Doba 11 and Abempingo community also received 9.


At a short ceremony to commission the facilities, the Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Patience Abayege said that last year the region experienced flooding across its length and breadth. 
She said that those who have benefited from the apartments were those who were most affected by the floods. 
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According to the Regional Minister, the gravity of the disaster caused the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the Director General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to visit the victims with some relief items, and called on the Development Partners to support government to help the flood victims. Hon. Abayege assured the citizens of the region that government was working hard to find a long term solution to the annual incidence of flooding in the region especially the flood caused by the Bagre Dam spillage from Burkina Faso. She said the solution lies in the construction of the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam which feasibility and preliminary activities had been initiated. She charged NADMO and its partners to sensitize people living in the flood prone areas to move up-hills so that they can be spared from the annual occurrence this year. Ms Carole Hinden, the Programmes Co-ordinator of Swiss Red Cross said the Paramount Chief of Kologo Traditional Area informed the society about the situation during the distribution of Non-food items and requested for assistance from the Ghana Red Cross Society to help the people reconstruct their houses which were badly destroyed by the rains and flood waters during last year raining season.
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Mr. Jonathan Hope, the National Disaster Manager of the Ghana Red Cross Society said the Department of Rural Housing was contracted as consultant to oversee the implementation of the project which they had diligently executed and thanked the Swiss Red Cross Society for their quick response that had brought a great relief to the victims. Mr. Hope used the occasion to entreat all well- to-do individuals in and out of the region to emulate the shining example of the Swiss Red Cross by reaching out to the GRCS to serve humanity better especially the most vulnerable. The Paramount Chief of Kologu Traditional Area, Naba Asobayire Clifford was full of appreciation to the government of Ghana and the Swiss Red Cross Society for their intervention for his people. He said since the flood incident the victims had been sleeping in the open competing with the animals but they will sleep in their rooms peacefully now.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/Godwin Nkunu

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