March 25, 2013

Parliament for Walewale, has appealed for urgent relief for victims of the floods which claimed at least four lives and displaced hundreds.

A severe rainstorm hit the northern West Manprusi District last week, inundating the area with one of the worst floods recorded in recent times, submerging roads, houses, farms and ripping off roofs.

The disaster has exacerbated the areas infrastructural deficit, with damages and estimated assistance running into millions of Ghana Cedis.

“It is very critical that immediate relief is brought to mitigate the human suffering that has befallen us as a result of this disaster,” said Dr Bambangi.

Making the appeal through the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend, the MP called on government, non-governmental organisations, international aid agencies and philanthropists to as a matter of urgency support the victims as those displaced by the catastrophe are in dire need for shelter, food and clean drinking water.

The rainstorm follows similar devastating ones which hit parts of the region a fortnight ago.

The authorities have declared Tamale, Gushiegu, Mion, Yendi, Zabzugu, Tatale, Savelugu/Nanton Sabola and surrounding areas disaster zones as a result of the devastation of recent rainstorms.

Meanwhile government and some reputable organisations have started sending relief items to the area.

“In this moment of suffering of our brothers, sisters and children, we must come together and give enthusiastically…they have really lost a lot”