Memphis Metropolitan Limited, a road construction company in Ellembelle District, presented various relief items to flood victims in Akropong through the District Assembly.
The items are 200 sachet water sachets, 25 cans of sardines, 25 cans of Ena pa tomato sauce, 50 cans of Roch spaghetti, 50 cans of Gino tomato mix.
The rest consists of 50 boxes of Frytol oil sachets, 200 pieces of soft drinks, 150 bags of rice, 500 bags of cement and 100 packages of roofing sheets.
The donation follows a recent downpour that flooded two farming communities, namely Adubrim and Akropong, and displaced 560 residents from 156 households, respectively.
Memphis Metropolitan Limited Operations Manager, Mr. Cephas Kafui Apenuvor presented the items to the victims when the Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah led by Ellembelle District General Manager, Mr. Kwasi Bonzoh and the Assembly’s technical team traveled to Akropong to assess the extent of the flood damage and sympathize with the victims.
Mr. Apenuvor said it was time for the company to give back to communities in its catchment area, especially in difficult times, and that this gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility.
He said the company also had its share of flood destruction in Nkroful as three concrete trucks worth GHc60,000 for the construction of the bridge connecting Esiama and Nkroful were damaged by the floods.
He paid a warm tribute to the Managing Director of Memphis Metropolitan Limited, Mr. Kwame Danso for this humanitarian gesture.
Mr. Amenuvor assured us of the company’s willingness to assume its social responsibility and respond to future needs and unforeseen events in their catchment areas.
Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah hailed the efforts of the DCE, Mr. Kwasi Bonzoh, to strive for relief services to victims badly affected by severe floods.
He said the government was solidly behind them in these difficult times and would ease their plight.
Ellembelle District Chief Executive Mr Kwasi Bonzoh said he has visited the affected communities three times since the natural disaster to strategize for a lasting solution to the problem.
He said it was the third time the community of Akropong suffered severe flooding after 2009.
Mr Bonzoh praised the regional minister for responding to the call to assess the extent of the damage and how to help the displaced people.
DCE commended Memphis Metropolitan Limited for meeting the needs of affected victims.
Bonzoh also took the opportunity to announce that the United Nations Human Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) had also made 1,000 mosquito nets, blankets and mats available to flood victims.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, Nana Kwasi Kpanyinli II, Chief of Akropong, thanked Memphis Metropolitan Limited through DCE for the relief items.
He appealed to other businesses and organizations in the region to respond to their plight.