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25 families receive GHC10,000 each from AMA

Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) the AMA presented the money to the families of the victims in a short ceremony held in Accra on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

 
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According to him, the presentation is to enable the dependents left by the victims of the flood and fire disaster receive some financial support.

“..We are hopeful that it will lessen the pressure on the survivors and, to a large extent, their families,” the Mayor said.

So far, 71 families have received cash support from government. The Mayor said other dependents will soon get financial support as soon as the Assembly is able to identify bodies that are still at the morgue.

The June 3 flood and fire disaster claimed about 160 lives last year. So far, only 30 per cent of work has been done dredging the Odaw drain and Korle Lagoon, one year after disaster.

But the Mayor assured that his outfit has put in place measures to ensure that such a disaster does not repeat itself.

Meanwhile, in commemoration of the June 3 disaster, a non-denominational service would be held on Friday at the Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church at Adabraka for the departed souls, which will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

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