According to Leni Chigbu - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mercy Gambo - Chigbu Memorial Foundation they decided to donate to provide relief to the people displaced by the flood.
Weija flood victims receive support from Mercy Gambo - Chigbu Memorial Foundation
Victims of the Weija Dam spillage have received support and donations from the Mercy Gambo - Chigbu Memorial Foundation.
“After reading about the Weija Dam spillage on the internet, My husband, Mr.John Chigbu (CEO of Cassona Global Imaging Limited) and I decided to support those affected by the Flood incident”.
She opined that, this is the Foundation’s second CSR initiative. The first one is to donate $10,000 need-based scholarship for two Ghanaian Medical students.
“Our goal is to donate 7% of our company’s gross revenue to the society through supporting of Women’s Health Issues, Supporting of Early Childhood Development Issues, and also Youth education. I see these as the most pressing needs. If women, mothers, young children and student are taken care of, then we can move on to other things. However, these three issues are always the most important issues whether it is in Ghana, the United States or other countries. So we will see this donation as a beginning, as we discover other challenging issues we can help the Ghana society with according to our strength, our knowledge and our access to the global financings, especially the support from US EXIM,” she stated.
Honourable Tina Naa Ayele (MP, Weija Gbawe) and Honourable Patrick Kumor(MCE, Weija Gbawe) were present during the donation and thanked the Foundation for their Support.
Thousands of residents of Oblogo, Tetegu, Weija and Ashalaja in Ghana were displaced following the spillage of the Weija Dam.
The spillage was caused by torrential rains that contributed to the water level in the dam rising above its maximum level of 46 feet to 48 feet.
This led authorities of the Ghana Water Company Limited to spill the excess water, which posed a danger to the safety of the dam and residents in adjoining communities.
The spillage led to the flood waters making their way into the homes of the affected residents thus Cassona Global Imaging Limited’s decision to support the victims.
More than 1,000 houses were submerged and 1,500 people displaced in the affected communities and many residents have resorted to using canoes around the areas to leave their homes to higher grounds.
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