Former President John Dramani Mahama with the support of the Volta Caucus in Parliament, yesterday donated relief items to communities affected by tidal waves in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region.
The presentation was done when the former President and members of the Volta caucus of Parliament, visited the affected communities to abreast themselves with the level of devastation and to solidarize with the people.
The items donated include 1,000 bags of cement, 20 bundles of roofing sheets, 50 bags of rice, 200 bags of sachet water and additional 50 bags of rice to be distributed to head porters (Agbatekorlawo) at the Aflao boarder.
Former President Mahama demanded of the Akufo-Addo government to eschew petty politics and continue with the second phase of the sea defence project as started under the NDC, in order to ameliorate the plights of the people. He also used the opportunity to thank the electorates of Ketu South, for the impressive turnout and massive support during the 2020 general elections, and assured them that by the grace of God, the NDC would win the 2024 elections.
President Mahama concluded his speech with the quote “he who fights and loses, lives to fight another day.”
The Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie bemoaned her tireless efforts in getting the attention of the current government to address the issue of tidal waves devastation in her constituency.
She also thanked the former President and the Volta caucus MPs for heeding to her call for support for the affected communities.
It would be recalled that, hundreds of residents of Adina, Agavedzi, Amutinu, Blekusu, and Salakorpe in the Ketu South Municipality took to the streets to protest and express their frustrations over what they describe as the Akufo -Addo’s neglect of their plight.
Present to witness the presentation were members of the Volta caucus of Parliament, led by Hon Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, some Volta Regional executives of the NDC led by the Regional Chairman, Hon Henry Ametefe, as well as some Constituency Executives led by the Constituency Chairman, Hon.. Bright Korku Kumordzi and the former MPs for Ketu South, Hon Fifi Kwetey, Hon Albert Kwasi Zigah and scores of party members.
(Ketu South NDC Constituency Communications Officer.)