June 11, 2015
The Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, has donated emergency relief items worth 8.5 million yen (Approx. GHC300,000) to the Ministry of Interior at the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) headquarters in Accra. The items include sleeping pads, blankets, generating sets and plastic sheets. The donation was made to assist victims of the Flood Disaster that occurred on Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 in Accra.
According to the Government of Ghana, as of June 11, 160 people had died and about 53,000 people affected by the floods.
The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Kaoru Yoshimura expressed sincere condolence for the lives lost to the disaster and re-affirmed Japan's commitment to assisting Ghana in this time of need.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Government of Ghana, Hon. Mark Woyongo, Minister for Interior, thanked the Government of Japan for the timely intervention and promised to distribute the items to affected victims through the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO.
Japan is committed to assisting Ghana to achieve its developmental goals and JICA's multifarious projects in Health, Education, Infrastructural development, governance, dispatching of volunteers and many others, are positioned toward Ghana's overall socio-economic and political growth and development.