The people of North Tongu and their Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, hosted the US Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Virginia Evelyn Palmer and Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum in my beloved constituency.
The US Ambassador was on a mission to provide additional humanitarian support to address the educational needs of displaced persons as a result of the VRA’s spillage from the Akosombo and Kpong dams. She also assessed the impact of earlier US interventions.
In clear manifestation of our longstanding cordial bilateral relations, the government and people of the United States have been generous in providing large tents for learning since school pupils have been additionally displaced from their schools as some of their schools were destroyed while others are being used as displaced camps.
The US is also providing teaching and learning materials, sports kits and cash grants for thousands of victims.
We are also grateful to UNICEF, the World Food Programme and USAID for the incredible international support and partnership which all sides agree has made such a positive impact.
With deep appreciation, my chiefs and I presented a citation of gratitude to the affable and compassionate US Ambassador.
I took the opportunity to also highlight some of our own initiatives as the most affected constituency including conducting the delegation on a tour of our MP’s Safe Alternative Housing Project — everyone appears impressed with our resilience and what we are achieving on the ground to bring relief to my beloved constituents.
Source – Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa