Olam Agri and Nutrifoods Support Akosombo Flood Victims

Olam Agri, the country’s leading supply chain manager in agri-commodity, and its sister company, Nutrifoods, a top food manufacturer in Ghana, on Friday, presented a consignment of relief items to flood victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.

In mid-October, the Volta River Authority (VRA) began spilling water from the Akosombo reservoir to protect the dam from overtopping.

The influx of large volumes of water has raised levels, causing excessive flooding in several low-lying areas along the Volta River, including, but not limited to, Mepe, Battor, Sogakope, Mafi, Adidome, and Ada.

The HR Head, Steven Adeakye presents a consignment of the company’s products – assorted food items – to the MP for North Tongu and traditional

At Adidome, the MP for Central Tongu, Hon Gabby Horttordze and NADMO officials join Olam Agri officials, to interact with flood victims after presentation of relief items

Some 26,000 persons have been displaced by the floods, according to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Olam Agri’s relief effort which was conducted in close collaboration with local authorities and community leaders, is intended to address the immediate needs of flood victims and provide nutritional support for persons dislodged by the floods in Mepe, Battor, and Adidome

The donation comprised a variety of food and nutritional items including rice, bread, biscuits, packaged foods, and drinking water.

Stephen Adeakye, HR Head, presented the items to community leaders and local authorities.

“This donation from Olam Agri and Nutrifoods is our contribution to the overall national effort to mitigate the plight of the people in the affected communities. The gesture underscores our determination to stand in solidarity with the communities affected by the spillage.

As businesses, we are keen on impacting the livelihood of the people we serve so we are resolute in our commitment to continue supporting the rebuilding effort by providing nutritional support and our deepest sympathies go to all those affected by this unfortunate disaster.” 

Reports from NADMO indicate that the floods have unleashed a wave of devastation across parts of the Volta, Eastern, and even the Greater Accra Regions affecting seven districts and rendering thousands of persons in communities along the banks of the Volta River homeless and dispossessed.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, the Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and the traditional leaders and Elders of the Mepe and Bator who received the items, expressed their gratitude to Olam Agri and Nutrifoods Ghana for supporting the relief efforts of the community.

Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa said: “We are grateful for this kind gesture from Olam Agri and Nutrifoods. These food items are very much needed in these trying times and we are happy that some companies and individuals have heeded our calls for help and are coming in with donations.”

The donation included over a thousand loaves of freshly baked bread made from the company’s top grade brands of flour.

The MP for Central Tongu, Hon Gabby Horttordze expresses the community’s gratitude to Mr. Steven Adeakye, HR Head and Sita Louanges, Talent Acquisition Manager from Olam Agri.

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