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IHG Supports Flood Victims by Sherifa Adams ACCRA

22 Jun 2015

The International Hospitals Group (IHG) has presented GH¢100,000 to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to support the June 3 flood and fire Disaster victims (by Sherifa Adams ACCRA)

The International Hospitals Group (IHG) has presented GH¢100,000 to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to support the June 3 flood and fire Disaster victims.

Receiving the money on behalf of NADMO, the Minster of the Interior, Mr Mark Woyongo, commended their effort, adding that the contribution would bring solace to the victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster.

He also said although the three day mourning declared by the president had ended, the incident still lingered on the minds of the victims. He therefore called on counselling professionals to rise to the occasions by supporting the victims of the disaster.

"We require professionals to make themselves available to counsel the victims and their families as the psychological trauma takes more time to heal," he said.

He assured that (IHG) that the money would be used appropriately to aid the flood and fire victims.

He called on individuals - both Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians - to emulate the effort of the group.

Appeal to the media

Mr Woyongo appealed to the media to use their platforms to help generate enough funds to support the flood and fire victims as 52,000 people were affected by the disaster. "The Corporate social Responsibility of the media should be to assist in galvanising support to aid the victims of the flood and fire disaster," he said.

Presentation of cheque

Presenting the dummy cheque to the ministry, the Commercial Director of the IHG, Mr Paul Llewellyn, said as part of their responsibility of helping the needy, they deemed it necessary to donate to the victims of the flood and fire disaster.

"We were touched when the news of the disaster came to our notice. Having worked in the country for quite a while now, we regard Ghanaians as our neighbours and so the needs to come to the aid of the victims," he said.