The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has attacked government for failing to attend to the plight of flood victims in the Upper East Region.
The region recorded about 27 deaths according to figures from National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) as a result of torrential rains. The flood waters also brought down houses rendering some residents homeless. The Upper East Region has been on the news due to the havoc caused.
Addressing the media at the party’s regional office in Zuarungu, in the Upper East Region, the NDC has taken a swipe at government for neglecting the affected victims in the region. Buttressing his point, Regional Secretary of the party, Donatus Akamugri said government would have responded swiftly if similar tragedy had occurred in other parts of the country.
“We must state, however, that the greatest tragedy in all of this has been the inaction of President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia whose fellow Northern brothers and sisters are the victims of this natural disaster. We have witnessed similar occurrences in other parts of the country, on very much low-scale, and how government has responded with swiftness and alacrity. So why does President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia who hails from the North seem to care less when it concerns northerners? We want to know why.”
The NDC recounted a fatal accident that occurred this year on the Kintampo road involving a bus from Garu-Tempane as a case study to believe that government has always shown little or no attention to the plight of victims from the Upper East Region.
“It would be recalled that earlier this year when there was a ghastly accident at Kintampo involving a public bus from the Garu-Tempane area, leading to loss of several lives, President Akufo-Addo showed next to little empathy for the many grieving families who had lost their loved ones. The President failed to embark on a simple trip to commiserate with the bereaved families”.
The NDC is therefore calling on President Akuffo Addo and his Vice Dr. Bawumia to as a matter of urgency “dispatch an emergency response team from NADMO Headquarters to visit the region and assess the impact of the disaster, and make the necessary relief items available to the victims”.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|Joshua Asaah