An Independent Presidential Candidate, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has once again demonstrated his commitment to share in adversities that beset the people and help find solutions to them.
An ample demonstration of this was when, over the weekend, he toured and empathized with people in the North Tongu District of the Volta region, affected by flooding of the Volta River caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.
His visit was also in fulfillment of his earlier promise to the people of the Region during his campaign to be flag bearer of the NPP to step into the shoes of the late Prez Jerry John Rawlings, and be their Godfather.
Addressing a gathering of traditional authorities of the Mepe Traditional Area, Mr. Kyerematen expressed grief about the unfortunate flooding that has affected over 100 communities along the lower Volta Lake in the North, South, and Central Tongu Districts in the Volta Region
He expressed deep concern at how households belonging to the poor had been submerged by the spilled water from the Dam.
He lamented the inability of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to fully deliver its mandate as it is under-resourced.
He indicated that the flooding incident should serve as a wake-up call for the government to adequately resource NADMO, and invest in early warning systems.
He believes this would enable the institution to better deliver its mandated if saving lives and property during a disaster.
Mr. Kyerematen, however, promised to solicit relief items for the victims and urged the government, corporate entities, and well-to-do individuals, to support the victims in their distress.
Mr. Kyerematen was led by the North Tongu District Chief Executive, Osborn Fenu during his tour and interaction with people in the affected areas.