In a remarkable display of compassion and solidarity, the Ghana Petroleum Mooring Systems (GPMS) has generously donated an amount of GH₵200,000 to support the relief campaign launched by CitiFM/TV for the victims affected by the recent Akosombo Dam spillage.
The company has also donated GH₵30,000 worth of water to be distributed to displaced persons.
The contribution aims to provide immediate assistance and alleviate the suffering of those impacted by this unfortunate natural disaster.
The spillage from the Akosombo Dam has caused significant damage to various communities along the Volta River, resulting in the displacement of over 30, 000 people, loss of property, and adverse health conditions.
Recognising the urgency of the situation, CitiFM/TV, a renowned Ghanaian media organisation, swiftly initiated the relief campaign to mobilise resources and extend a helping hand to those affected.
Mr. Shamsudeen Musah, the Finance Manager of Ghana Petroleum Mooring Systems, made the announcement on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, October 26. He stated that the company is committed to providing displaced persons with the essential support they need during this challenging time.
Mr Musah was accompanied by Godwin Duncan Alikor General Manager of Ghana Petroleum Mooring Systems and Gladys Ofori HR Manager.
Citi TV/Citi FM’s relief campaign has been actively engaged in coordinating aid efforts, and the support from Ghana Petroleum Mooring Systems is a significant boost to the mission. The relief campaign has been receiving contributions from individuals and organisations across the country, all rallying together to provide assistance to the victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.
Citi FM/Citi TV on Wednesday, October 25, announced plans to build resettlement centres for people affected by the Akosombo dam spillage.
Earlier this month, the influential media firm launched a massive campaign to collect relief items for the affected persons. So far, about 10 communities in the affected areas have benefited from this initiative.
Now, Citi FM/Citi TV is embarking on the next phase of support for the affected persons with its “OperationRebuild” project, which seeks to put up facilities to help resettle people displaced by the dam spillage.
Starting with the Torkpo community in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, the first resettlement centre will be sited at a school in the area so that it can be converted into a classroom after the emergency has passed.
Once the Torkpo structure is completed, two other areas will also benefit from the same project.
Each structure will be a dormitory-style building that can accommodate at least 200 people and will come with ancillary facilities such as washrooms.
CitiFM/TV expressed their gratitude for GPMS’s substantial donation, recognising the critical role that the medical community plays in ensuring the swift recovery and long-term health of the affected communities. They extended their appreciation to GPMS members for their benevolence and unwavering support during this challenging time.