Members of Parliament (MP) of the Volta Region’s three coastal districts have promised to superintend over the GH¢300,000 donation to them to support the needs of people in communities affected by the tidal surges.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State last week, presented a cheque of GH¢100,000 each to the MPs to complement their efforts in bringing relief to their constituents, who suffered from the recent tidal waves.
The MPs in an interview with the Ghana News Agency expressed their profound gratitude to Togbe Afede and his Africa World Airlines for the donation and assured that the money would be used to address identified needs of the various communities in their respective constituencies.
These needs ranged from having a place to provide temporary shelter to the displaced in the event of another attack, equipping the people with employable skills to providing them with some social amenities.
Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, MP for Keta said he would invest the money into completing the community centre at Kedzikope, which provided a haven to those displaced by the recent tidal surge.
“Part of the money will be used to support vocational skills training of girls in the affected areas. As it stands, I need to purchase 100 sewing machines and other tools to support them,” he added.
Mr Richard Kwami Sefe, MP for Anlo noted the money would support extension of electricity to Fuveme, a community most impacted in his Constituency.
“In addition to that, I’ll use it for construction of a three-seater bio-digester toilet facility at the basic school and still support the skills training program for people in the affected areas.”
Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, MP for Ketu South said she had huge plans for the money and called on others for support so she could fulfill them and make life more comfortable for the affected people in the constituency.
“I’m still pushing for a community centre to serve as a temporary accommodation when people are displaced and serve as a centre for the teaching of alternative livelihoods.
“I’m also using the opportunity to seek for small interest free loans to the women in the same affected communities.”