Your lack of empathy is worrying, Group jab Akufo-Addo

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The Centre for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFS) is not pleased with the slow pace with which the Government is responding to the victims of the tidal waves along the southern coast of Volta Region.
The Center is urging government to hasten the process of mobilizing support for victims of storm surge.
Registering its displeasure, CCCFS said, it is not enthused with the plodding response from government in addressing the pressing humanitarian crises that have befallen inhabitants of parts of the Volta region owing to a storm surge.
In the estimation of the Center, the lack of empathy of the part of President Nana Akufo-Addo is throbbing.

‘It is also surprising to us that until now, the President of the Republic, HE Nana Addo Akufo-Addo hasn’t commented on the issue. In a crisis moment such as this, we expect the President to lead the country in condoling with the victims. The lack of show of sympathy from the President, is disturbing’. A statement under the hand of the Director of Research, Sulemana Issifu read in part.

Read below the full statement

Immediate Release ®

CCCFS© CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO FAST TRACK SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF THE STORM SURGE IN THE VOLTA REGION

CCCFS© is not enthused with the plodding response from government in addressing the pressing humanitarian crises that have befallen inhabitants of parts of the Volta region owing to a storm surge.

While we acknowledge that government may be constrained due to the sheer scarcity of resources, we are worried about the seeming haziness of government’s entire mobilization drive towards the alleviation of the plights of affected communities as quickly as possible.

It is also surprising to us that until now, the President of the Republic, HE Nana Addo Akufo-Addo hasn’t commented on the issue. In a crisis moment such as this, we expect the President to lead the country in condoling with the victims. The lack of show of sympathy from the President, is disturbing.

CCCFS© recommends that government should open a fund where Ghanaians can contribute to assist the victims since it appears government is overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem at hand.

We wish to also call on all stakeholders to intensify education on climate change. A national conversation is required to birth a National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) that would reflect the realities of the time.

While we wait for government’s commitment on building a sea defence wall, which in our opinion, is a medium-term solution, to materialize, the victims require an urgent assistance. And this is non-negotiable.

Sulemana Issifu

Director of Research

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