The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has presented relief items to flood victims in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The items included 100 bags of rice, 15 cartons of cooking oil, 20 pieces of mattresses and 50 cartons of mosquito spray.
Mr Michael Lagble, Northern Zonal Manager of GOIL, presented the items to Mr Solomon Namliit Boar, Member of Parliament for the area on Tuesday for distribution to the victims.
Mr Lagble said the company was touched by the plight of the flood victims hence the donation.
He said floods sometimes rendered people homeless, hopeless and devastated, a situation which required material support to relieve victims of the psychological trauma.
He said the company was privileged to be the first to come to the aid of the victims and urged other corporate entities to emulate the gesture to ameliorate the suffering of victims.
Mr Lagble appealed to the MP and the District Assembly to ensure that the relief items got to the affected victims.
Mr Boar thanked the company for the donation and described it as timely saying, “it will put smiles on the faces of the people”.
He said the flood, which occurred at the weekend, had displaced over 5,000 people who were living with friends and relatives while others had nowhere to go.
He mentioned Bendi, Najong No.1and Najong No. 2, Kpalsok, Bunbuna, Mozio and Bunkpurugu as the worst hit areas. GNA