The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has supported victims of recent floods which ravaged about 33 households in the Bilpela electoral area of the Tamale South constituency in the Tamale Metropolis.
Both the Tamale South constituency and regional executives jointly donated undisclosed amount for the upkeep of the distressed victims.
The NPP Northern Regional First Vice Chairperson, Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari and the Tamale South constituency Chairman, Chief Yussif Alhassan Mozeli (Naa double-double) led a delegation to the Bilpela community to empathize with the victims.
Hajia Samata in a Citi News interview accused the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of neglecting the flood prone Bilpela community.
She encouraged the victims to remain calm whilst the party mobilizes enough resources to alleviate their plight.
She made reference to the construction of the main Bilpela road and other projects executed by then Kufuor led NPP administration to prove that the party cared for Bilpela residents.
She promised that the party will do more for the area should it win the 2016 elections.
The NPP Tamale South Parliamentary candidate, Yakubu Yussif admonished the community leaders to distribute the donation to the victims devoid of political considerations.
He appealed to government, philanthropists and civil society organizations to support the flood victims.
He insinuated that the incumbent NDC Member of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has abandoned the Bilpela community.
Yussif Yakubu commended the former NPP Tamale South MP, the late Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris for given the area a major facelift.
NPP Queen Elizabeth Fan Club
A group called the NPP Queen Elizabeth Fan Club also gave undisclosed amount to the fold victims.
The group’s President, Elizabeth Anane said she was touched by the victims’ dilemma.
She vowed to mobilize enough relief items to improve their living conditions.
She asked government to consider the perpetual flooding in Bilpela as a human catastrophe and find a lasting solution to the problem.
Elizabeth Anane said her group was committed to improve the party’s electoral margins in the Northern Region come the 2016 general elections.
Bilpela Unit Committee Member
A member of the Bilpela Electoral Area Unit Committee, Osman Mustapha attributed the perennial flooding in the community to poor road network and lack of drainage systems.
He entreated the Department of Feeder Roads to pay attention to the area’s deplorable road network.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana