EP Church urges Gov’t not to pay lip service of promises to flood victims

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss|

Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has urged the government and the inter-ministerial committee not to only pay lip service to the devastated citizen but instead deliver to rescue and support the affected districts.

The call came in the wake of the devastated situation that has befallen some parts of Volta region after the Volta River Authority’s Akosombo and Kpong Dam spillage that has displaced and submerged over Twenty Thousand (20,000) citizens in the North, Central and South Tongu districts including part of Anlo district.

The Church announced this in a press release following a tour of the flood areas in several districts of the southern part of the region affected by the spillage.

The team was led by a high-ranking delegation from the church led by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the church, Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col. Bliss Divine Agbeko (Rtd).

The delegation held meetings with the heads of schools, district assemblies, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), local council of churches, traditional leaders, and other relevant parties to gain firsthand information of the circumstances.

Additionally, they met with a few displaced victims in the Aveyime Battor and Sogakorfe areas, providing them with solace and comfort in an effort to ease their pain.

The Church in the statement commended the government and its relevant ministries, departments and agencies for their swift intervention of rescue missions to manage the situation as well as political parties for demonstrating compassion through visits and donations to the people affected by the disaster.

The statement signed by the Clerk of the General Assembly of the church Rev. Dr. L.K. Dzanku (Ph. D), however urged the government to walk their talks not only to promise but to treat the situation as a matter of top priority with pragmatic solution.

The statement also appealed to its members as well as other faith organizations, cooperate institutions and philanthropist to offer assistance to the affected persons

During his visit to the area on Monday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo vowed to support the affected flood victims and urged Ghanaians not to politicize the situation.

He then established a thirty-member inter-ministerial committee, led by the Chief of Staff at the Presidency, along with a list of other ministers, to address and resolve some of the issues facing the populace.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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