May 23, 2011

Two prominent personalities have donated a total of 22 packets of roofing sheets worth GH¢3,600 to support the Abodom-Edwenase community in the Bekwai Municipality, following a severe windstorm that hit the town recently.

Mr Joe Osei-Wusu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bekwai, donated 10 packets of the roofing sheets while Reverend Robert Asante, Head Pastor in-charge of the Grace Baptist Church, provided 12 packets as their contributions towards the resettlement of the affected residents.

The windstorm swept through the town about three weeks ago, ripping off the roofs of about 79 houses and forced many of the affected persons to put up with their relatives and friends.

There were no casualties, however, the catastrophe caused considerable damage to erected electricity poles in the town, as well as the Abodom-Edwenase L/A Primary School, which had almost its entire roof destroyed.

Rev Asante, who donated the items on behalf of the two philanthropists, consoled the affected persons, saying they had shown great courage in the face of the tragedy.

He expressed satisfaction to have collaborated with the MP to support the community where he hails from and urged residents of the town living abroad to come to the aid of the affected persons.

Nana Okofo Nuamah, the Odikro, lauded the two personalities for the concern they had shown to the community and called on the National Disaster Management Organisation to step up efforts to relief the community of their plight.