Ghana — Scores of inhabitants at Ekorvikope on the Dwarfs Island in the Afram Plains have been rendered homeless following a bushfire that razed five houses in the village.
About GH¢80 cash being savings (susu) of farmers in the surrounding villages, 56 bags of pepper, 70 bags of rice, 54 bags of groundnuts and four packets of iron sheet were said to have been destroyed by the fire.
Other items destroyed were five Yamaha outboard motors, eight bicycles, two television sets and fishing nets.
Almost one month after the incident occurred on December 1, 2013, help is yet to reach the victims.
The Assembly Member for the Edavokope Electoral Area on Dwarfs Island, Mr Raymond Amelewu, told the Daily Graphic at Ekorvikope that the incident occurred while the inhabitants had gone to church.
He said he had reported it to the Afram Plains North District Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation office in the district but there had not been any response yet.
Mr Amelewu said at the moment, many of the victims were compelled to sleep in one room, while others had sent their children to stay with relatives elsewhere.
He appealed for clothes, bicycles, fishing nets, roofing sheets and building materials for the affected persons to help them rebuild their lives.