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Ghana: GOIL contributes GH₵150,000 to aid Akosombo Dam flood victims

GOIL Plc has donated GH₵150,000 to the North Tongu Relief Fund in a brief ceremony in Accra. The funds aim to aid in the rehabilitation of flood victims affected by the Akosombo dam spillage.

The Group CEO/MD of GOIL Plc, Mr. Kwame Osei Prempeh, in the company of the management team, recalled the devastation caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam and the displacement of many residents in North Tongu and surrounding communities. He noted GOIL was moved by the deteriorating plight of the displaced residents and decided to donate to the fund. He believed the donation will go to the needy people especially, children and women.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudjeto Ablakwa, conveyed gratitude on behalf of the fund, thanking GOIL for their support. He highlighted the impact of the spillage, with over 12,000 individuals displaced and 1,500 homes damaged. Ablakwa appealed for additional assistance for the resettlement of residents, indicating that the funds would primarily contribute to building homes for the displaced. He also urged GOIL to consider constructing a filling station in the district.

GOIL’s Acting COO and Head of Operations, Mr. Denis Amui, assured the delegation that the company would consider the request. The District Chief Executive for North Tongu, Divine Osboruk Fenu, expressed gratitude for the support from philanthropists and state-owned agencies like GOIL. He appealed for additional assistance for residents in the area.

In attendance was a delegation of chiefs and opinion leaders from the six affected communities in the North Tongu. They were Torgbe Kwashie Ababio IV, Volo Traditional Area; Torgbe Dzetekletsi III, Torgome Traditional Area; Torgbe Manklalo Agbohla VI, Dorfor Traditional Area; Mamaga Adzo Sreku IV, Paramount Queenmother of Battor Traditional Area. Also in attendance were Torghbe Wodzogli, Acting Paramount chief of mepe, Torgbe Kwadwo Adzagba the fourth, divisional chief of Mepe and Zikpritor Ganyo Bubu, stool father, Togbe Amanfu stool, Mepe.

The presentation ceremony was attended by GOIL’s management team, including Mr. Gyamfi Amanquah, MD of GO Energy, and Mr. Kwabena Adjei, the Group Chief Finance Officer.

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