Students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) having been affected by the plight of flood victims in the Upper East Region have mobilized and donated some relief items to some affected persons in two communities in the Kassena-Nankana West and Builsa North District respectively.
The beneficiary communities include Nyangolingo located in Sirigu community of the Kassena-Nankana West and Namulsa in the Builsa North District.
These communities add to many communities in the region which were hardly hit this year by torrential rains which caused havoc leading to loss of lives and properties.
The items donated at separate communities includes used clothing, food stuff, soap, tissues, and exercise books which were generated from weeks of mobilization. The gesture which is in a response from government to benevolent persons to support the victims will go a long way to lessen the burden of the victims.
Emmanuel Awine Agangezesum who led the students to donate the relief items thanked colleagues and individuals including the Cape Coast Regional Police Commander, Paul Awine who donated to their course.
The UCC students appealed to organizations and individuals to come to the aid of the flood victims by donating through a movement known as ‘Students Volunteers Connect (SVC) either at the University of Cape Coast or a wing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Agangezesum on behalf of his colleagues said they will continue to solicit support from benevolent persons and institution to support the flood victims
“I want to appeal to everybody, philanthropists, churches and our brothers from North here and the entire Ghanaian society to come to aid of the victims”.
Immediate past Assembly Member for the Nyangolingo electoral area, Atanga Robert Anabire on behalf of the flood victims in the community thanked the students for the gesture.
“I am so grateful with my people, that students who are at campus learning [and] needed materials have decided to sacrifice to come to our aid due to the downpour which collapsed many houses, killed people and animals”, he said.
The Assembly member who said 8 people lost their lives in the entire Sirigu community while others displaced added that “even though the rains have stopped, people are sleeping in schools and with relatives who have few rooms, this can lead to sickness and extreme hunger”.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|Joshua Asaah