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Flood Victims In Mont. Receive Gov’t Aid

The Presidential Disaster Response Program (PDRP) headed by the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on July 20, identified with several flood victims in Montserrado county and its environs by providing several items.
Communities that benefitted from the President’s gesture includes; the Tonpoe Village and Bellimah in District #13, the Jankaba community in District #6 and the Rehab Drive Community in District #4 with over 367 inhabitants benefiting from the items which included mattress, water gallons, zinc, several bags of the 25kg bag of rice, vegetable oil, nails, water guard and powder soap, among others.
Presenting the items, the NDMA Executive Director, Henry O. Williams said the gesture was government’s way by identifying with its people and expressed that President George Weah and his government regret the incidents.
Mr. Williams noted that the current donations are the President’s first initiative intended to ease the burden on the affected residents of Montserrado County as they patiently wait the for more concrete interventions in subsequent time.
He added that President Weah short term intervention is not only for Montserrado Country but will cut across to other counties that have been heavily hit by floods in recent time and stated that New Kru Town was the first among other affected areas to have benefited from the President’s gesture.
Mr. Williams further urged citizens to stop the continuous building of their homes in the water ways in order to avoid being continuous victims of natural disasters and he called on international partners to help support government to find a permanent home for the flood victims in the country.
It can be recalled that on July 12, the government through the NDMA launched what is dubbed as the “Presidential Disaster Response Program (PDRP)” geared towards the relocation and provision of shelters to would-be survivors of natural disaster such as sea erosion, flood and fire among others in the country.

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