Obuasi Assembly supports rainstorm victims with GH¢2.7 million relief items

Mr Elijah Adansi-Bona, the Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi on behalf of the Government  has provided GH¢2.7 million worth of relief items and cash to 600 people displaced by the recent rainstorm at Koffekrom, in the Obuasi Municipality, to help reduce suffering and aid recovery on the part of victims.

The items presented to the victims included 60 bags of roofing sheets, 450 pieces of wood and 50 bags of cement to those who were yet to re-roof their buildings, while an amount of GH¢150,000 was presented to individuals who had already re,roofed their buildings to make up for their losses.

According to him, there are more relief packages in the offing, in addition to the donation and assured that the government, through the Assembly, is committed to settling medical bills of those who were injured and have already been treated.

Solomon Fordjour receiving cash from the MCE

The Assembly is also in the process of procuring 88 bags of rice for other victims.

About 60 houses were affected by the devastating rainstorm which occurred on Thursday March 28, 2024 with scores of people injured in the process, but no life was lost.

The Obuasi Senior High Technical School and the AngloGold Ashanti JHS were also severely affected.

MCE Adansi-Bona also disclosed that the Assembly has commenced reroofing of the Dormitory and four blocks, which were ripped off at the Obuasi Secondary Technical School adding that the Science Laboratory, Assembly Hall and other classroom blocks affected by the disaster would be addressed.

The MCE commended efforts by the Chief of Abadwum, Professor Amoako Tuffour, Edubiasehene, Oguahyia Oduropanin Birikorang I and other individuals who have made donations towards supporting the victims.

He appealed to individuals, groups and corporate bodies to also offer support to the disaster victims.

According to the MCE, after a series of visits and engagements with the chief and the Disaster Management Committee, a road map was developed on how to compensate affected people.

“After the disaster struck, I had to liaise with relevant agencies including NADMO, the Chief and the Disaster Management Committee of Koffekrom and the Member of Parliament for Obuasi West, Kwaku Kwarteng, to arrive at a more befitting compensation for the victims.

The beneficiaries commended the Municipal Chief Executive and Government for the swift intervention.

Solomon Fordjour, who was given GH¢10,000.00 cash expressed his appreciation for the donation.


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