In response to the displacement of individuals in Central Tongu in the Volta Region and Kwahu Afram Plains North District in the Eastern Region due to flooding, the International Justice Mission (IJM), a non-governmental organization, has collaborated with the respective districts' Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to donate relief items.
The donations include 50 bags of rice, 100 bottles of cooking oil, 50 packs of sanitary tissues, 20 packs of sanitary pads, 50 mosquito nets, 100 plastic cups, and bags of assorted clothing and footwear for children, women, and men.
Madam Anita Budu, IJM Ghana Country Director, emphasized the organization's commitment to supporting the welfare of vulnerable individuals. She stated, “We know that in challenging times, even if it is not directly our mandate, the vulnerable are still being affected, and so we work together with DSW to be able to donate some provisions, food items, and clothing for those in need.”
Mr. Thomas Moore Zonyrah, District Chief Executive for Central Tongu, expressed gratitude for the organization's gesture during this difficult time.
He highlighted the challenges faced by the affected residents, including damage to buildings and the need for livelihood restoration and resettlement.
Mr. Alexander Roosevelt Hottordze, Member of Parliament for Central Tongu, thanked IJM for its support, acknowledging the evolving focus on livelihood restoration and resettlement in the disaster response.
Mr. Isaac Ofori Koree, District Chief Executive for Kwahu Afram Plains North, reiterated his commitment to addressing the needs of the displaced persons, particularly those sheltering in school buildings.
The Director for DSW, Kwahu Afram Plains North, Mr. Kofi Appiah, expressed gratitude to IJM for its support, recognizing the significant impact on the victims.
The relief items will be distributed to alleviate the challenges faced by those affected by the flooding.