As part of its humanitarian services to society, Assemblies of God, Ghana through its relief agency, AG Care, has donated relief food items worth of $20,000 to relief agency, the Akosombo Dam spillage flood victims at Mepe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

At least, 200 households are expected to benefit the food items which include 200 bags of rice, 200 bags of maize, 200 bags of beans, 100 cartons of cooking oil, 100 cartons of mackerel, 100 cartons of tomato paste and  50 cartons of bar of soaps.

Addressing media in Accra on Thursday, February 29, to donate items, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev Dr Stephen Wengham, called on government and its agencies responsible for disasters management to act swiftly to the plight of the flood victims.

He echoed an earlier call for a lasting solution to the perennial flooding in the cities and other parts of the country, stating, “owing to climate change, the script had totally flipped as the rains poured in torrent without notice, leaving especially flood victims in the island communities now residing in tents at Agbetikpo Basic School in North Tongu.”

Rev Stephen Wengam, General Superintendent of AG, Ghana handing over the relief items to Mr Ernest Asigri, Ex Director, AG CARE-GHANA

Rev Wengam expressed the need for an intensified education on climate change and the consequences of environmental indiscipline or environmental bankruptcy on all fronts as part of the measures to mitigate the negative impact of floods.

He explained that the Church through the relief agency, AG Care-Ghana, a proposal was sent to Convoy of Hope, an American faith-based, non-profit humanitarian and disaster relief organisation, which is associated with Assemblies of God worldwide.

The Convoy of Hope generous response, he noted, would shape the narrative to support flood victims in North Tongu, igniting hopes in them.

Rev Stephen Wengam (m) addressing the Press

The General Superintendent also commended the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, for his relentless efforts in pushing for the welfare of his constituents.

Rev Wengam further extended the Church gratitude to the Convoy of Hope for timely response to the request positively, which he believed would go a long way to support the victims at “this critical time”.

“It will be a travesty of fairness to leave out the relief wing of Assemblies of God, Ghana, and the first Charismatic Church relief institution in the country, AG Care, for caring for disaster victims over the years,” Dr Wengham said.

The Executive Director of AG CARE-Ghana, Ernest Asigri said the items would be transported to North Tongu for the distribution to the victims.

He said, each household would receive a quantity of rice’s, maize, oil and others that would last not less than a month.


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