About 300 victims of the Bagre Dam Spillage disaster at Bazua in the Upper East Region have received relief items from Government.

In February this year, JoyNews reported the plight of the victims, mostly farmers, who expressed their dissatisfaction with government’s failure to support them months after the incident.

The story detailed how the farmers had lost their farm produce within weeks of harvest.

It also looked at how their investments valued in thousands of cedis got washed away leaving some of the farmers with little or nothing on them.

Nearly a month after JoyNews report, government has released some relief items to support the farmers.

300 bags of rice, 400 bags of maize, 50 boxes of cooking oil, 9 bags of beans, clothes, among others things, have been distributed to the farmers.

Beneficiary farmers thanked the government for its support.

District Deputy Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NaDMO) of the Binduri district, Azimbe Daniel led a delegation to distribute relief items to affected farmers.

Mr. Daniel called on the government to continue to assist farmers as they may not be able to buy farm inputs and equipment for this year’s farming season.

“Government and NGOs should come to the aid of the farmers to enable them farm this season,”

Over 1000 farmers were affected in September and October 2020 disaster.

Mr. Daniel hopes his outfit will get more support to help all the farmers to reduce their burden.