Margins Group, a technology company specialising in identity solutions, has supported Citi FM and Citi TV’s relief campaign for victims of the Akosombo dam spillage with an amount of GH¢100,000.
Claudia Boatemaa Adusei, Brand Manager at Margins Group, presenting the cheque to the General Manager of Citi FM and Citi TV, Bernard Avle, said the gesture was to help alleviate the plights of the victims.
She mentioned that considering the enormous work Citi FM and Citi TV were doing to ensure that the flood victims were relieved, the group thought it wise to support the victims through the campaign initiative.
“When we heard of the Akosombo flood victims, we were devastated by the situation, and then we thought, how could we give back to society, how could we help bring people’s lives to what they used to be. So we put our heads together and decided as a company that we are going to donate GH¢100,000 to support the victims.”
“And then we thought it best that Citi FM is already doing this thing, so we wanted to present this to them to support the work they are doing and also to support the people who are also going through this problem,” she stated.
Mr. Avle expressed Citi FM and Citi TV’s gratitude to the Margins Group for the support and urged them to continue their good works.
“This has come at the right time. We are so grateful to the Margins Group. Keep doing the great work that you are doing, and thank you so much for the support,” he said.
Meanwhile, the management of Citi FM and Citi TV has started the construction of a clinic in Mepe, in the North Tongu district of the Volta Region.
The clinic would have all the necessary facilities befitting a clinic to address the health needs of the people in the area.
Mepe, the epicentre of the Volta River Authority (VRA) dam spillage disaster, displaced over 12,000 people in North Tongu and more than 30,000 across eight districts.
After the initial phase of relief efforts, Citi FM/Citi TV management initiated a second phase, constructing shelters in Kpando, Tokpo, Ada, and an entire community in Bakpa.
Addressing the gathering of chiefs and people in Mepe, the Managing Director of Citi FM and Citi TV, Samuel Attah-Mensah, promised that the “project will be built and handed over within two and a half months.”
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for the constituency, commended the management of Citi FM and Citi TV for the intervention, stating, “The Citi Foundation filled the gap when we needed it most. We appreciate their intervention in other districts during the disaster. When I received a call from the Managing Director of Citi to build a clinic, it came as exciting news.”