The downpour that caused havoc to road network and farmlands in the Upper West Region three weeks ago had rendered an 86- year-old woman in Nadowli homeless.
Madam Yendorma Domayiri, a widow at Vogonni in the Goriyiri Electoral Area in the Nadowli-Kaleo District, told the media that the only mud house that sheltered her was destroyed by the floods, forcing her to sleep on a veranda.
“I don’t have any place to sleep again. This is where I was staying but look at it now. I am really suffering,” she said.
“I need help from wherever it will come from. I pray God will touch somebody’s heart for the person to come and help me,” Madam Domayiri said.
She said she lost her husband in 2006 and was without a child, but had since lived in that structure, which was put up by her husband.
“The small rice farm I cultivated has been washed away by the floods. I don’t have maize; I don’t have any food. All my things are destroyed, I am finished,” Madam Domayiri said.
“Now she sleeps on the veranda. You can imagine when it is raining. The community members are ready to form communal labour to build a room for her if they get the building materials.”
He said the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) sent some relief items to the community but was woefully inadequate.
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