Regional News of Thursday, 21 March 2013
Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline
A Non Governmental Organization called the Northern Youth for Peace and Development (NYUPED) has challenged government to use the funds meant for the intended Israel pilgrimage to support the rainstorm victims up north.
The organization decried what it described as “government’s insensitivity” towards alleviating the plight of the suffering masses who have been rendered homeless in various parts of the northern region.
NYUPED’s Executive Director, Prince Hardi Adams in an interview said “We heard President Mahama saying that some people are ready to sponsor pastors to Israel for what, when people are dying in the northern region, people are losing their properties and you cannot use such monies to support them, it is a shame.”
He emphasized the need for government to redirect the sponsors to re-channel their resources into taking care of the disaster victims.
The Northern Regional NADMO Secretariat has indicated that it lacked the financial capacity to handle the situation.
Prince Hardi disagreed with NADMO saying, “I heard the northern regional Coordinator of NADMO appealing to philanthropists to make donations because their stores are empty; We are surprised, just during the 2012 elections the regional NADMO distributed a lot things freely to people for votes at a time there was no disaster; today there is disaster and you cannot help the victims, it is surprising.”
“It is unfortunate that this thing has happened to the northern region which is considered as the poorest in Ghana and government doesn’t care about the victims,” he added.