The Ghana Tourism Authority has donated relief items to the Nzulezu Community in the Western Region following the recent floods in the community which led to the evacuation of the community to Beyin.
The donation which included 500 bags of 5kg rice, 42 boxes of cooking oil, 25 bags of (25kg) sugar, 50 boxes of bathing soap and 50 boxes of washing soap was done on Thursday, 29th June, 2023 by the Western Regional office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).
Presenting the items on behalf of the organization, the Regional Director, Mr. Henry Yeleduor said the community is an important destination when it comes to tourism in Ghana and that it was worrying for such a devastating thing to happen to them. He expressed empathy to the affected residents and assured them of the GTA’s continued support. He added that upon hearing the news, the Regional Director together with the CEO, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman and the Board of Directors mobilized the support items to help bring some temporal relief to the community while discussions are ongoing with government to seek further help for residents.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the Abusuapayin of Nzulenzu, John Abizi Kojo, expressed his appreciation to the GTA for the donation. He said “there has not been any such devastating incident such as what happened to the community since it was declared a tourist site which make it worrying”.
“We are grateful to the GTA for this donation. It shows that we are not alone in this difficult time, and we appreciate the support,” he said. He was grateful to God for divine intervention without which lives may have been lost. He commended the GTA for its timely intervention and also called on other organizations and individuals to support the community in any way they can. On his part, Mr. John Abizi Kojo called on other organizations and individuals to come to the aid of the Nzulenzu community to help the rebuild their lives.
The GTA delegation together with NADMO officials visited the site to assess the situation at first hand. The team observed that the main walkway had been submerged with water in some of the other structures.
The Nzulezu Community is located on Stilts above Lake Tadane in the Jomoro District of the Western Region, and it is one of the most visited tourist sites in Ghana.