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Stop Blaming Akufo-Addo When JM Hasn’t Visited Tidal Waves Victims – NPP Communications Director

Exactly a week ago people in Angola, Ketu South and Keta were hit by a violent tidal wave. This rendered some homeless with homes and properties destroyed. According to estimates over 3000 people have been displaced with others running to other districts. The National Disaster Management team has visited the area and donated some relief items. However, the victims have complained about the slow pace of items given to them.

According to the victims, government has been lackadaisical in their approach. In Parliament yesterday there was a throw of words between Parliamentarians as the Minority requested for more efforts in the distribution of relief items while the Majority insisted that sand winning by the people was the cause of this calamity.

On TV3’s The ‘Keypoints’, today, Saturday, November 13, 2021, Richard Asante Yeboah, an NPP Deputy Communications Director maintained that the situation in the Volta region is being muddied with politics. He was of the view that he wants items to be distributed quickly but this doesn’t mean people should tag the situation with politics.

Dzifa Bampoe, the host then queried why the President hasn’t visited the area but rather going on a leave vacation. According to the host, President Akufo-Addo even sent a message to be read in Parliament announcing his leave break and yet failed to commiserate with the tidal waves victims. Richard argued that the leave trip had been planned long time and the president couldn’t have cancelled it. He challenged the host as to why former president hasn’t been to the area himself.

According to Richard, since John Mahama was the former president, he should also show concern by visiting the area. He noted that John Mahama shouldn’t just donate items but visit the area.

John Mahama is later expected to visit the area today. Indeed, sand winning is a major problem that needs to be dealt with but certainly not in the heat of a calamity as this. the Minority have argued that the ruling NPP has been biased in dealing with the issue.

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