Galaka community takes delivery of relief items from NADMO
| Updated Nov 24, 2017 at 4:08pm
Photographs by Ayammah Samuel/GBC
The National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, in the Upper East Region has donated relief items valued at over four thousand five hundred Ghana cedis to NADMO Volunteers in Galaka, a farming community in the Bawku West District.
The donation was in fulfillment of a promise made by the leadership of NADMO in the region to NADMO Volunteers in the area.
The items which is valued at over four thousand five hundred Ghana cedis include fifty blankets, fifteen bags of rice, fifty mosquito nets, seven cartons of oil, five bails of used clothing’s, fifty mats, ten boxes of key soap, fifty wellington boots among others.
Galaka is where the two rivers call Kupenga from Togo and Bagre dam from Burkina Faso meet.
During raining season when the level of the water is high at the confluence, you will see two different colors of water that is the Kupenga from Togo is always light black whilst Bagre from Burkina Faso is also light brown.
Resident in Galaka and some communities in Sapelliga also in the Bawku West District always have their farm lands submerged whenever there is a spillage of the Bagre Dam.
In Galaka males who are up to 13 years know how to use a canoe to cross to the other side of the river The Upper East Regional Director of NADMO, Jerry Asaman, said the move was to show appreciation to the volunteers for their hard work over the years. He said the volunteers have been stationed there to read the rise and fall of the river.
Mr. Asaman said NADMO seeks to enhance the capacity of society to prevent and manage disasters and to improve the livelihood of the poor and vulnerable in rural communities through effective disaster management, social mobilization and employment generation.
The volunteers send residents across the river with their canoes.
The MP of the Zebila Constituency, Frank Fuseini Adongo, charged residents in the area to support the NPP government in any initiative geared towards development in the area.
He said the Nana Addo led administration has started fulfilling the campaign promises they made in the 2016 general elections and will fulfill all to better the living conditions of Ghanaians.
Mr. Adongo Fuseini who is also the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, appealed to the youth to remain calm since the government is putting pragmatic measures in place to create more jobs in the country.
The District Chief Executive for Bawku West, Victoria Ayamba, pledged her outfits readiness to support farmers in the area with farming inputs.
She said those who did not register under the government’s agricultural revolutionary program dubbed “Planting for Food and Jobs” should endeavor to register next year to enable them have access to the subsidized fertilizer and the improved seeds.
The DCE implored on residents in the area to desist from burning the bush just to smoke out rodents.
She said such practice affects the fertility their farm lands.
Madam Ayamba appealed to them to also stop indiscriminate cutting of trees for charcoal production or selling trees to timber loggers.