Ayamelum Transition Committee Chairman Reaches Out to Victims of Flooding

Ayamelum Local Government Council Transition Committee Chairman, Hon. Barr Benjamin A. Onyeabo had reached out to the victims of flooding in the Local government.

The flooding  which started rising to the river banks  earlier this month has extended beyond the banks to farmlands and  some communities. Valuables were lost while some people were rendered homeless. The Anaku – Igbariam road, a portion of Nsukka- Onitsha highway and the only access road of the Local Government to the rest of Anambra State has been rendered impassable by the flooding.

Flooding in Ayamelum

The TC Chairman styled “Capacity Chairman” by the people of Ayamelum was at where the flood intercepted the highway  on Friday to speak and interact with the people of Ayamelum who were stranded to travel.

Also during the interaction on Friday with the people of Ayamelum rendered homeless by the flooding, Hon. Barr Benjamin A. Onyeabo said the distribution of relief material from State Emergency Management Agency ( SEMA) at the designated rescue centers will begin on Monday.

TC Chairman interacts

Mr Johnson O. Nweke, the PA to the TC Chairman on Media and Strategy who spoke with Campusaga Media on behalf of the TC Chairman on a phone conversation on Saturday said two speed boats have been made available to help the people of Ayamelum continue with their journeys.

“These are in addition to local boats and tractors provided earlier this week to enable the movement of people, goods and luggage freely and at the rate of N100 by privately owned ones.

“Commercial drivers plying the highway to the eventual jetties were equally advised to reduce the transport fares to affordable rates of N200 from the  Ezu River Jetty to Otuocha and Omor respectively, and N400 from the eventual Ezu River Jetty to Onitsha on the other side. The rate to Awkuzu was reduced to N300.

“We hoped these fare rates would be sustained for the period of time the flooding lasts,” Johnson said.

Ayamelum Local Government Council, Anambra State has some Agrarian communities boarded by the Ezu and Anambra (Omabala) Rivers in the east and west respectively.

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