Ghana Link donates items and cash worth GH¢550,000 to flood victims


Trade facilitation company and operator of the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) at Ghana’s Ports, Ghana Link Network Services Ltd., has made a donation of items and cash worth GH¢550,000 to persons affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage.

The donation by Ghana Link Network Services Ltd. was made to the Agbetikpo Camp, which is the second-largest camp with some 1,200 displaced persons.  Per data from the National Disaster Management Office (NADMO), there are 21 camps in the North Tongu constituency alone. In all, some 26,000 people have been displaced by the dam spillage that commenced on September 15, 2023.

Speaking on behalf of the company’s Executive Chairman, Dr. Nick Danso Adjei, the Director of Operations at Ghana Link, Raymond Amaglo, noted the donation is to empathise with persons affected by the spillage.

“The Chairman of Ghana Link, Dr. Nick Danso Adjei, has taken note of the dam spillage’s devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of people in communities surrounding the dam. He empathises with people affected by the spillage, and believes there is need to extend a helping hand. Hence, he sent these items and cash as support from himself and his company to support the livelihoods of those affected by this spillage.

“Ghana Link is extremely happy to make this donation, and will continue to make more donations because we really want to see an impact in the lives of affected persons,” he remarked.

The donation made by Ghana Link compreises GH¢500,000 worth of food items, mattresses and toiletries among others, and a GH¢50,000 cash donation meant to help with mobilisation efforts in moving the items to 21 camps scattered around the district.  Items donated by Ghana Link include 250 bags of rice, 100 boxes of oil, 50 cartons of sardines, 100 blankets, 20 boxes of Dettol, 300 cartons of bottled water, 100 bags of sugar, 150 pillows, 150 mattresses, 200 packs of toiletries and 100 packs of sanitary towels.

Receiving the donation on behalf of affected persons, Paramount Queen Mother of the Battor Traditional Area, Mama Ga Asiaku – representing the Chiefs and Queens of Battor Traditional Area, thanked Ghana Link for the donation.

“We are extremely grateful for your donation; thank you for coming to our aid and meeting our needs,” she stated.

Representatives of MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and the Assembly members, thanked Ghana Link for the donation, asserting that the company’s kind gesture is exemplary.

Meanwhile, the dam spillage exercise has come to an end, according to a press release by Volta River Authority (VRA). VRA has stated its unwavering commitment to sustaining relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected areas. It has also extended its gratitude to the various government agencies, companies and stakeholders which have supported affected communities.

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