Managing Partner at Sory @ Law, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Lecturer of the Ghana School of Law, Lawyer Thaddeus Sory (Esq) have donated some items worth forty thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC40,000) to the Nadowli/Kaleo District Assembly to help residents who were affected by flood disaster in the district.
The items which includes one hundred bags of 25KG Rice, one hundred bags of GHACEM Cement and one hundred pieces of student mattresses is to be distributed to victims of the flood disaster through their Assembly Members from the various Electoral areas.
Speaking to the media after the donation, the Managing Partner at Sory @ Law and Lecturer of the Ghana School of Law, Lawyer Thaddeus Sory said recently some households in the Nadowli/Kaleo district were devastated by floods which displaced some residents in the area.
Lawyer Sory disclosed that an appeal was made to him by the Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo Hon Anthony Sumah and the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive Hon Catherine Lankono to assist victims of flood disaster in the district and that informed his donation to the victims of the flood.
The Law Lecturer added that he will continue to assist the district and the region in any capacity for it’s growth and development.
Receiving the items, the Presiding Member of the Nadowli/Kaleo District Assembly Hon Osbert Dambia on behalf of stakeholders in the district thanked Lawyer Thaddeus Sory for his kind gesture and responding quickly to the appeal made by the Member of Parliament and DCE nominee to help victims of the flood disaster.
Hon Dambia added that stakeholders in the district does not take glory of the flood disaster which has brought devastating effects to households and communities but should be considered by all as a natural disaster.
The Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo Hon Anthony Mwinkaara Sumah thanked Lawyer Thaddeus Sory for the gesture. Hon Sumah indicated that he supported the victims when the incident happened and urged sons and daughters, philanthropists and organizations to come to the aid of the district to support victims of the devastated floods in the district.
The Chiefs and People of the Upper West Region were saddened beyond measure when in the early hours of Friday, 13th August 2021, a torrential downpour which lasted for about 12hours resulted in the flooding of significant parts of the Upper West Region particularly the Nadowli/Kaleo, Daffiama-Bussie-Issah and Wa West Districts.
Preliminary assessment by the Upper West Regional Directorate of NADMO indicated that over 722 farmlands were completely washed off, 336 persons displaced and over 155 houses destroyed bringing the total number of people affected to about 1605. Additionally, four irrigation dams located at Owlo, Dakyie, Duong and Nadowli broke their banks and washed off as a result of this disaster.