The Northern Region Muslims Council has launched a Disaster Fund to mobilize funds and items to support families in the Volta region who have been affected by the recent Akosombo dam spillage. The council has therefore called on the general public to support the initiative by donating various items to extend support to the victims.

Chairman of the Council, Sheikh Issah Alhassan Abubakari in a media interview on Tuesday (October 31) said the move is a service to humanity; therefore the group is soliciting the support of all and sundry in the northern region and beyond to mitigate the impact of the spillage on the livelihood of the affected individuals and families.

“We’re here to solicit your support to mitigate the suffering of our people, those who have been hard hit by the Akosombo dam spillage in many parts of the Volta region, parts of the Eastern region and our own Kpandai district here in the northern region and the latest place being Buipe in the Savannah region” he appealed.

Mr. Issah Abubakari stated the exercise will last for two weeks beginning from November 1, 2023, adding the items received will be dispatched to the affected areas for distribution on November 14.

The Finance Committee Chairman of the Council, Mr. Mohammed Abdul Aziz, for his part said benevolent individuals and organizations can donate materials such mattresses, mosquito repellents, clothes, assorted mineral items, construction materials such as zincs, cement, among others.

“School children have also been greatly affected and we need learning materials to support them to continue their studies” he added.

Mr. Abdul Aziz disclosed the designated places to receive the donations include the Tamale Central mosque, Ambariya basic school, Masjidul Bayan mosque among others.