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MoSAAG donates Relief Items to Flood Victims in South Dayi

MoSAAG donates Relief Items to Flood Victims in South Dayi

The Ministry of Commerce Alumni Association Ghana (MoSAAG) has donated relief items worth over 80,000 cedis to flood victims in the South Dayi constituency of the Volta Region.

The donation comes in response to appeals from the area’s Member of Parliament (MP), Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor.

The items, presented to the Member of Parliament (MP) of the constituency, chiefs and elders at Todome last Saturday, include mattresses, bags of rice, sachets of water, clothes, buckets, mosquito coils, sanitary towels, canned fish, sanitary towels, oil, and soaps. Receiving the donation on Saturday, 16th December, 2023, the MP for the area, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor expressed gratitude to MoSAAG. “This donation could not have come at a better time. With over 5,000 people affected by the flooding, these items will go a long way to help them recover,” he said.

President of MoSAAG, Mr Sualah Yazid Zougrana said the donation forms part of the association’s annual corporate social responsibility efforts funded through scholarships they receive from the Chinese government.

“We undertake studies in China thanks to the Chinese government. So we deem it an obligation every year to give back to society a portion of the funding as our widow’s mite,” Zougrana revealed.Last year, the Association as part if its Corporate Social Responsibility constructed a borehole for a community in the Obom Domeabra constituency. Last two years, we went to make a donation to an orphanage that houses Children Living with HIV. This year, we decided to assist flood victims in this area to mitigate their plights” he said.

Dafeamekpor highlighted the devastation communities have suffered from the flooding. “The flood has completely submerged houses and washed away farmlands leaving many homeless and without a source of livelihood,” he lamented.

The MP commended the efforts of Citi TV, Media General and other media houses stating that they have been key in highlighting the victims’ plight.

He urged other organizations and individuals to assist the victims who are in desperate need of food, water, clothing and shelter.

Though government through the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has supported victims, Dafeamekpor said more needs to be done.

“What government has provided so far is inadequate because the numbers of people affected are high.
We therefore call on other institutions to complement these efforts,” the MP appealed.

One major issue that needs addressing according to the MP is resettling flood victims.

“One of the key issues affecting our people is that, they have not been resettled after being displaced over the years by flooding and also the inappropriate compensation paid to them by VRA,” Dafeamekpor said.

The Chief of Todome, Togbe Adza Yeh Arku V thanked MoSAAG for the kind gesture and appealed to other groups to assist victims in Todome and surrounding areas who continue to face immense difficulties in the wake of the flood.

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