Claims made by the South Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE) that relief supplies are stranded at the Assembly because there isn’t enough money for gasoline to deliver them to the victims have been refuted by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
In an interview, the DCE, Seth Kwesi Agbi, disclosed that throughout the last two weeks, the Assembly had retained supplies meant for the victims of the Akosombo dam leak.
He said there had been no success in getting them to the victims since money could not be raised for their transportation.
The assertions, according to Seji Seji Amedonu, the deputy director of NaDMO, are untrue and do not accurately depict the situation as it is in the field.
Speaking on Dwaso Nsem, the morning show on Adom FM, Mr. Amedonu said he couldn’t understand why the DCE would make such a public declaration.
“I saw the video on social media and was very surprised because that is not the case. We have been diligent in distributing the relief items and nothing has been done on the DCE’s blind side as the chairman of the disaster management committee.
“But because this disaster has caught the national attention, most of the responses are being coordinated at the national level,” he said.
Mr. Amedonu questioned why, given his admission in the video that GH₵20,000 has been made accessible, Mr. Agbi attempted to give the appearance that the products are being left to rot.
The NaDMO Director emphasized that the district was still in the process of distributing the relief supplies at the time the video went viral.