The Muslim World League, an esteemed International Islamic Non-Governmental Organization operating under the Government of Saudi Arabia, has reached out to support victims affected by the recent flooding near the Akosombo Dam in the Volta Region. The relief efforts targeted 1000 individuals from Mepe, Battor, Sogakope, and Adidome in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts.
The donated relief supplies comprised essential items such as bags of rice, sugar, milk, cooking oil, mackerel, and spaghetti. Dr Mohammed Bashir Adam, the Country Director of the League, emphasized that this gesture was a testament to the organization's commitment to the well-being of communities in need. He stated that the initiative highlighted the League's core mandate of providing support to individuals facing adversity, underscoring its dedication to alleviating suffering without discrimination.
Dr Adam further explained that the League's approach to disaster relief is rooted in principles of centrism and moderation, rejecting extremism, violence, and exclusion. He emphasized the organization's inclusive nature, extending aid to anyone regardless of religious or ethnic background, recognizing the universal importance of humanitarian assistance.
In response, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, praised the Muslim World League for its compassionate gesture, acknowledging its significant impact in alleviating the plight of the affected populace. Dr Letsa assured the public that measures were underway to resettle the victims and restore their livelihoods, with the government actively involved in providing resettlement assistance to mitigate their suffering.
Dr Letsa revealed that the Ministry of Housing was spearheading the resettlement efforts, while the ministries of Agriculture and Aquaculture were slated to visit the affected area to explore avenues for restoring the victims' means of livelihood.
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the affected communities, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, extended heartfelt thanks to the Muslim World League for its timely support. He also announced the imminent opening of the second resettlement site on Saturday, February 10, 2024, providing hope for those impacted by the disaster.