John Mahama visits Appiate community; donates food and non-food items

Former President John Dramani Mahama visited the people of Appiate community in the Western Region to interact with them after the unfortunate incident.

The National Democratic Congress(NDC) flag bearer as part of his response to complaints about the reduction in voluntary relief support to the people, handed over a quantity of food and non-food items to the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley, the MCE and the Appiate Disaster Relief Committee to be made available to the people.

He also donated an amount of money to support further treatment of some of the injured victims.

In Facebook post he wrote;

I visited the Appiate community in the Western Region on Tuesday to interact with the chiefs, the Appiate Disaster Relief Committee, and the people of the community.

In response to complaints about the reduction in voluntary relief support to the people, I handed over a quantity of food and non-food items to the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley, the Municipal Chief Executive, and the Appiate Disaster Relief Committee to be made available to the people. I also presented them with an amount of money to support the further treatment of some of the injured victims.

In my remarks, I reiterated the concern of the affected community about compensation and urged government to act proactively to ensure that the people are supported to bring their lives back on tract. The people have appreciated the response and support from government after the disaster but their continued livelihoods are also important.