The Minister-designate for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has provided relief items to support residents in the Nanumba North Municipality in the northern region who have greatly affected by Tuesday’s rainstorm.
The rainstorm has caused havoc on hundreds of houses, Health Centre, Police Station and several Basic Schools.
Mr. Nitiwul, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for the area presented 3,500 pieces of roofing sheets to mitigate the devastation of the inhabitants caused by the rainstorm.
He said the donation is his personal support awaiting the completion of the ongoing assessment by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on the level of destruction.
The Minister together with the Director General of NADMO, Nana Agyemang-Prempeh visited the municipality to obtain first-hand information about the extent of damage occasioned by the downpour.
The Nanumba North Municipal Director of National Disaster Management Organization, Mauindaal Tigananya told Journalists that about 548 houses have been destroyed, 6 School Blocks, a Health Center and a Police Station.
He added about six communities in the municipality have experienced various levels of destruction and a power cut in the entire Chamba community. He explained some 16 high tension electricity poles in the community were affected.
Consequently, the school authorities were forced to close down schools indefinitely, explaining the rainstorm had taken off the roofings and destroyed books and other learning materials.
However, the Bimbila lawmaker promised to use his MP’s share of the District Assemblies Common Fund to refurbish the schools so that effective teaching and learning activities can resume in the coming days.
“I will use part of my Common Fund to support the roofing of the schools and if you come here by next week, you will see the District Assembly working on the schools so that we quickly roof the schools and get the children back because they have exams to write”
He further assured the national disaster management organization would also provide some relief materials to support the victims by next week.