The Ghana Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday donated 5,459 dollars to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in support of the June 3 twin disaster victims.
The cash donation made on behalf of the Embassy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra, was the contribution of the Ambassador and Embassy Staff, as well as some members of the Ghanaian community in Cote d’Ivoire.
Mr Leslie Christian, the Chief Director of the Ministry, said the fire and flood disasters brought untold hardships to the affected families and the entire nation, “as it left an indelible mark on the collective national conscience of Ghanaians.”
“As such, the least we can do as Ghanaians is to put in all the efforts we can marshal, to support the victims and their families.
“It is in this connection that the Ghana Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire through the instrumentality of Lieutenant-General Peter Augustine Blay, forwarded this cash in aid of the national efforts to assist the victims and families of the flood and fire disaster,” he said.
He urged other organisations and individuals to step up their contributions in aid of the victims.
Brigadier-General Francis Vib Sanziri, the Acting Coordinator of NADMO, commended the Ghana Mission in Cote d’Ivoire for the support.
He said NADMO was the only organisation which was very well connected with the disaster victims, and urged all to channel their contributions through it.
He also called on private organisations and institutions which had created various funds to support the twin disaster victims, to work closely with NADMO to ensure proper distribution. GNA