In showing support to the unfortunate victims of the Wednesday 3rd June 2015 disaster that resulted to over 152 people losing their lives, the Executive Director of Agricplus & More, Nana Agyeman Birikorang, has called on individual farmers, farmer groups and agric business institutions to donate some of their farming products and cash to support families of the affected victims.
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the lunch of TV3 Network?s Disaster Fund, the Nana Birikorang was of the view that even though corporate institutions are donating cash and other items to support the victims, farmers are also in the best position to help with some of their farming products.
?Trust me some of the victims have lost everything and they don?t have even one cedi on them to buy kenkey or cassava, so food stuff from our farmers will be appreciated by these victims,? he added.
Apart from donating undisclosed amount to support the June 3 Disaster victims by TV3 Network which is an Accra based Television station, Mr. Birikorang disclosed that he is in talks with some of the agric business institutions in the country so as to garner support for them.
Agricplus & More is a private Enterprise that seeks to promote and organise agricultural related programmes.
Mr. Birikorang also took the opportunity to express his condolences to the families of those who have lost their love ones in the disaster.
According to him, ?we simply cannot count the number of times lives have been lost through floods, governments have made promises to solve these problems but our leaders just cannot be bold and act on these promises because of votes? .
He however hopes that this unfortunate incident will prick the conscience of the sitting government and cause them to act promptly to solve the drainage problems in the country.
On Wednesday June 3, 2015, close to about 200 people who had gathered at a filling stationat the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to seek shelter from a protracted rain which started in late afternoon lost their lives when the fuel came in contact to naked fire.