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NPP takes on Minority Leader for blaming 1V1D initiative for flood disaster in West Mamprusi

The New Patriotic Party in the North East Region has condemned Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu for his statement asking the chiefs and people of Mamprugu to hold government accountable for the flood disaster that displaced over 900 residents in the West Mamprusi municipality, last Thursday.

Four communities were submerged by floodwaters after a dam burst following weeks of torrential rains.

The incident also led to the death of a young boy.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia subsequently cut short his campaign and rushed to the area with a donation of GH₵100,000 among other relief items.

Mr. Haruna who was also in the area, Saturday to present relief support on behalf of former President John Mahama, said the disaster was as a result of the NPP government’s misunderstanding of the conceptualization and poor implementation of their one-village-one-dam initiative.

He also asked Vice President Dr. Bawumia to “render unqualified apology” to the victims and people of the North East Region.

However, in a sharp rebuttal, the ruling party in the region has described the Minority Leader’s comments as “insensitive and inhumane”.

A statement by the Communications Director, Amos Walibe, said the remarks by Mr. Iddrisu Is intended to exploit the plight of the flood victims for political gains.




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