Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Flood victims at Adabraka in Accra have been presented with packages of assorted food items donated by the China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE).
The consignment, valued at GH¢20,000, included quantities of
rice, vegetable oil, instant noodles and sachet water. It was presented to the Queenmother of Adabraka, Naa Korkor Aadzieoyi I, and later distributed to the victims of the flood that hit Accra on June 3, this year, claiming lives and destroying property.
The presentation ceremony at Adabraka yesterday was nearly marred by some residents who, even though had not been affected by the floods, stormed the place where the sharing was taking place to demand their share.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Financial Executive of CWE, Mr Li Hong Wei, said the company decided to donate to the victims because the organisation understood the plight of the people.
The items, he explained, were to support the victims who were affected by the disaster. On behalf of the management of CWE, he expressed condolences to the families of those who died in the floods.
Naa Aadzieoyi, who received the items on behalf of the victims, thanked the CWE for the support. She described the June 3 flood as a disaster which mostly affected her community as a result of choked drains.
Naa Aadzieoyi, who is a retired employee of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, called on stakeholders to step up efforts to address the problem of sanitation in the community to prevent such a disaster from happening again.
A beneficiary of the donation, Constance Opoku, said she lost property worth thousands of cedis, adding that the items she had received would go a long way to sustain her children.
She called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to evacuate the scrap dealers around the Odaw River, since they dumped most of the scrap into the drain and water courses.
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