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Gender Ministry, Direct-Aid Ghana Support Keta Rainstorm Victims

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, with the support of Direct-Aid Ghana has donated relief items to rainstorm victims in Keta in the Volta Region.


About 800 people in two communities, Dzita and Agbledomi, who were severely hit by the storm, were given rice, cooking oil, tomatoes paste, blankets and mattresses.

 

Presenting the items to the affected persons, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, assured the victims of Government continue support, adding that it was the responsible every (one)/organisation who could afford to show love to people their trying monuments,  hence, she thanked Direct-Aid Ghana for their  support.

 

Apart from registering 500 aged persons under the National Health Insurance Scheme in the two communities, she announced that each of the 300 effected households would be enrolled on to the emergency LEAP intervention which would provide GH¢100 on three month basis to affected persons.

 

The Country Director of Direct Aid, Mr. Ahmed Sheikh Abdirahman Omar, on behalf of the mother organisation in Kuwait, sympathised with the victims. According to him, the NGO was supporting the flood victims with 1000 mattresses, blankets, rice and other items at an estimated cost of 98,600 Euros. Mr. Omar urged other organisations to go to aid of the victims.

 

Source: ISD (Karimatu Anas)

Created: 30 June 2015
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