Stanbic Bank says it’s in talks with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to help support victims who lost their homes in the floods that hit communities in the Savelugu Municipality and the Kumbungu district.
Currently, several families are being sheltered in classrooms in these areas.
About 7,000 people were affected in the Kumbungu district and 3,000 people rendered homeless in the Savelugu Municipality according to NADMO.
Presenting rice, oil, mattresses among others to some of the victims in Nawuni, the Manager of the Northern Cluster branch of Stanbic Bank, Alhaji Nabil Abubakari Hussein, told Joy News that the bank will contribute to the restoration of the homes after NADMO’s assessment and plan for reconstruction.
He said, the bank will also involve the various assemblies and assembly members in the affected areas.
Mr. Nabila also added that Stanbic will soon assist with hygiene facilities, considering the enduring presence of Covid-19.
Assemblyman for Nawuni, Alhassan Yussif, was thankful for the bank’s support and said he is looking forward to the reconstruction of their homes.
“We are making an appeal though we are being helped in terms of food. But we still are not getting building materials and people are still living in schools. We’re just fortunate that school is not in session,” he said.
Mr. Yussif said the flood victims are open to relocation and that they are waiting for the government’s decision through NADMO.
At the Yoo Naa’s Palace in Savelugu, Alhaji Nabil donated the items on behalf of the CEO, Alhassan Andani, adding that the items were in recognition of the fact that victims had lost a lot of personal property.
He said the bank has supported the Ghana Senior High School (GSHS) with science equipment for their laboratory and deskS for the Hilaliyatul Islamic primary school.
The Yoo Naa responding to the support by way of appreciation, described the year as one of poverty due to the floods and the emergence of Covid-19.
The items for the Kumbungu and Savelugu districts included 200 mattresses, 100 bags of rice, 60 cartons of cooking oil, 20 cartons of soap, and six bags of slightly used clothes.