George Solomon Gbenga, the Chairman of the Narrative Changers, a pressure group in the Upper East Region, has pledged Ghc500 in support of flood victims in parts of the Volta Region.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show with Mark Smith today, Mr. Gbenga explained that the people of the Volta Region are going through terrible times and have to be supported.
The Chairman of the Narrative Changers was worried about the discontinuation of education, the lack of housing, and the possible outbreak of diseases like cholera. He appealed for more well-meaning individuals and organisations in the Upper East Region to contribute towards the cause.
Additionally, Professor David Millar, the founder and president of the Millar Open University, has donated Ghc1,000 to the campaign. After his donation, Professor Millar encouraged other residents in the Upper East Region to make similar donations to the flood victims in the Volta Region.
He explained that the leader of the fundraising exercises would reach out to Members of Parliament as well as other identified leaders and influential people in the Upper East Region to help support the cause.
A1 Radio, subsidiary of the Agreed Best Communication Company, in partnership with the Millar Open University and Narrative Changers, a pressure group in the Upper East Region, has launched a campaign to coordinate the collection of items in support of flood victims in parts of the Volta Region.
In a statement issued by William Nlanjerbor Jalulah, General Manager of A1 Radio, on behalf of the three institutions, Mr. Jalulah communicated the socio-economic impact of the floods on the people of the area.
“Many communities in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts of the Volta Region have recently been struck by a devastating disaster due to the spillage from the Akosombo Dam. In this moment of crisis, we turn to you with hope and urgency, seeking your assistance to help the disaster victims rebuild their lives.”
“The impact of this disaster has been far-reaching, leaving many of the victims homeless and without access to basic necessities including shelter, healthcare, food and water. The emotional and physical toll on these individuals is immeasurable, and they need our support now more than ever. We are well informed that the victims include citizens beyond natives of the regions in the south. Our brothers and sisters are also victims out there.”
Mr. Jaluluah, through the statement, made a strong case for the people of the Upper East Region to support families and organisations in the area to recover.
“Your dispatch contributions, in-kind and in-cash, reaching A1 RADIO, channelled to the victims will make a significant difference in their lives. Your support will provide immediate relief through shelter, food, and medical care, and will also help in the long-term recovery and rebuilding process.”
“That is why A1 Radio 101.1MHz in partnership with Millar Open University in Bolgatanga is appealing to our listeners in the Upper East Region and all over the world, to donate towards this worthy cause. Your cash donations can be sent to MoMo Number 055 434 2163 with account name: A1 RADIO. Please use VOLTA DISASTER as your reference. Every donation will be duly acknowledged and an account rendered after the project. Please remember, this appeal requires urgency, and we count on your kind support.”
For individuals who would like clarity on the campaign, they are expected to reach out to the President of the Millar Open University and the General Manager of A1 Radio.
“For enquiries, call the President of Millar Open University on 0244 720 834 or the General Manager of A1 Radio, William Jalulah, on 024 661 90 90.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana