Gov’t to give over GHC1 million to victims of June 3 disaster

Gov’t to give over GHC1 million to victims of June 3 disaster

- NADMO would soon share $200,000 among victims of the June 3 disaster which occurred in 2015

- The money, donated by the government of Benin, has been idle for a number of years

- The Interior minister, Ambrose Dery, has set a committee that would oversee the disbursement

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) will soon share $200,000 amongst the survivors of the disaster that occurred on June 3, 2015 in Accra.

The amount, which is equivalent to GHC1.05 million, would be given out to 96 victims and the bereaved families.

YEN.com.gh understands that the package is for those who have not received any benefit from the government.

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Graphic.com.gh reports that the minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, set up a Special Disbursement Committee in March 2019, to identify everyone who had not received support till date.

NADMO’s director of relief, who doubles as the secretary to the committee, Mahamudu Emmanuel Andani, said the $200,000 was a donation from the government of Benin to support the victims of the June 3 disaster.

The money has been idle for a number of years, but would be disbursed in a few days’ time.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported of the disaster, which claimed lives and properties, as heavy rains fell in the nation’s capital.

Over 100 people, who were seeking shelter at the Circle GOIL filling station, lost their lives in an explosion and a blaze after a downpour.

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