The Central Gonja District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr. Mustapha Nbonwura has disclosed some house owners hosting the flood victims have resorted to charging exorbitant fees for rent.  

According to him, some of the house owners wants to take as much two years rent and others demanding one year advance.

“But we anticipate that in about two to three months’ time this water would’ve come down so that they will come back and rearrange their houses. If you charge the person more than one year rent obviously the person cannot pay, so more of them now prefer the camps and getting shelter within them” he explained.

On the score of this, Mr. Mustapha stated there is the need for more canopies or shelter tents to be provided for the people.

“The Red Cross has supported us with about 15 and we have also arranged the school classrooms added to it but still if you go into a shelter kit there is about 10 or 11 people leaving in it and its not convenient, therefore there’s the need for more shelter kits” he decried.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mustapha Nbonwura, told THE CUSTODIAN Northern Regional Correspondent, Mohammed Gadafi, that the water level is still increasing on daily basis.

This, he lamented continues to affect more lives in neighboring communities like BBC, Kaforipe and Number 4, adding this makes it difficult for him to give definite figures of the victims.   

“As we speak, their distraction is not as heavy as Buipe; their own is somehow manageable but Buipe is the hard hit community