Help is yet to get to over 1,200 residents rendered homeless at Nasia in the Northern Region as local authorities send Save Our Souls (SOS) to agencies to come to their aid following a heavy downpour.
About 567 students have also been kept out of school after the torrential rains ripped off their school roof and caused heavy floods which swept through the Nasia community on Sunday, a distressed West Mamprusi District Chief Executive confirmed to Joy News.
“It is a very sad situation and very alarming,” Mr. David Wuli said, adding he cannot go to bed as the suffering of the community replays in his mind.
Although authorities say they are working around the clock to get relief items to the displaced residents, they concede help may not arrive in the next two days as indicated by Deputy Coordinator in charge of Administration at NADMO, Sylvester Azantilo.
Most of the residents are without food, clothes and other necessities. In all 28 houses were destroyed by the rains.
The DCE, David Wuli said his office is working to get temporary structures for the victims and called on philanthropists, NGOs and agencies to support them with roofing sheets, cement, clothes mattresses and any relief items to minimise their suffering “People have their food stuff stuck and soaked in water,” he added.
He confessed some affected residents are sleeping in the open and made a clarion call to neighbouring communities to accommodate these homeless residents.
West Mamprusi District NADMO Coordinator, James Braimah told Joy News the “damage is overwhelming”.
He has, therefore, sent information to both the regional and national offices to bring aid to the people, but the calls are yet to be responded to.
Deputy Coordinator in charge of Administration at NADMO, Sylvester Azantilo pointed out that his office is working on the request from the district. “We are trying to put resources together to assist the people of Nasia,” he said, adding that getting aid to the people has become a herculean task because his office is similarly overwhelmed by requests across the nation.
“That is not the only problem we have… what we have is not enough,” he said, noting that they will locate safe government buildings nearby to relocate the victims.
He said his office would work at finding help for the affected residents but would not give any timelines, indicating it cannot certainly be tomorrow, Wednesday.
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