The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has extended its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts by donating relief items to the Nzulenzu Community, which recently experienced severe flooding due to heavy rainfall.
The community, situated on stilts above Lake Tadane in the Western Region's Jomoro District, suffered displacement and property damage as a result.
To alleviate the suffering of the affected residents, the GTA presented 500 bags of 5kg rice, 42 boxes of cooking oil, 25 bags of 25kg sugar, 50 boxes of bathing soap, and 50 boxes of washing soap.
Mr Henry Yeleduor, the GTA's Western Regional Director, conveyed condolences to the affected residents and assured them of the Authority's support.
“We have come to show our support and solidarity with the residents who have been affected,” stated Mr Yeleduor. “We hope that these items will go a long way toward alleviating the suffering of those affected.”
The GTA promptly mobilized the relief items in collaboration with the GTA's Chief Executive, Mr Akwasi Agyemang, upon learning of the incident.
Recognizing the immediate need for food, the GTA obtained approval to dispatch the items after consultation with the GTA Board.
Highlighting the importance of the Nzulenzu community in the tourism industry, Mr Yeleduor emphasized that the Authority would make every effort to support the community's rebuilding process, thereby enhancing tourism in the country.
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the community, Mr John Abizi Kojo, the Abusuapayin of Nzulenzu, thanked the GTA for its generosity.
He acknowledged that the support demonstrated solidarity and reassured the community that they were not alone during this difficult time.
The Abusuapayin Kojo also appealed to other organizations and individuals to extend assistance to the Nzulenzu community, emphasizing that collective efforts would make a significant difference in helping the affected residents rebuild their lives.
A team comprising representatives from the Jomoro District Assembly, the National Disaster Management Organization, and tour site managers visited the community to assess the situation and provide recommendations for its restoration.
Submerged walkways and structures were observed upon arrival, highlighting the extent of the damage caused by the floods.