Displaced and distraught flood victims in buipe in the Savannah region appeal to government for support 

Residents in Buipe in the Savannah region have appealed to Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to come to their aid after flood has rendered them homeless. 

The flood occurred as a result of water spillage from both the Bagre and Bui dam which have caused the black and white Volta to overflow its banks, the District office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Central Gonja District has said. 

According to data collected by the district NADMO office, Buipe has recorded a number of one thousand three hundred and seven (1307) displaced, one hundred and sixty three (163) houses have been submerged, one public toilet facility, two private schools closed down, and a total of one hundred and two (102) acres of farmlands have been submerged by the flood. 

Also, communities such as BBC, Bethlehem, and Kafulwurapei have a total number of three hundred and eighty three (383) persons affected, of which one hundred (100) persons have been displaced and currently living with friends and relatives. Forty five (45) acres of farmlands have been submerged, and a total of Fifty six (56) houses also submerged with one public school closed down. The flood levels in Buipe keep increasing and the NADMO office anticipates that there will be more houses likely to be affected by the flood.

The district NADMO office through the District Chief Executive (DCE) with the approval of the District Emergency Committee (DEC) has secured the Buipe Roman Catholic School as a stopgap solution for accommodation for the displaced persons in buipe. 

The district NADMO office through the regional office to the NADMO Headquarters is appealing to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), religious organizations, benevolent organizations, and the district assembly to come to the aid of the victims in the area of food, clothes, shelter, and mattresses. 

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