AKS Flood Victims to Receive Succour
30 Jun 2011
Victims of last week flood disaster in Abak metropolis way have cause to smile as the House of Assembly mandated its committee on Environment to undertake on the spot assessment of the affected area to ascertain the level of damage caused in the area following the heavy down-pour that submerged buildings and other properties.
The member representing Abak in the Hose Comrade Elder Friday Iwok had during the plenary raised a matter of urgent Public Importance, cutting order and rule 4 of the House rules to bring to the information of his colleagues the plight of the people of his constituency following the recent heavy rain that poured in the area.
Buildings and cars were submerged and valuable properties were destroyed when it rained in the area. The lawmaker said his people were thrown into mourning and confusion as a natural disaster which he noted has left behind scars and tales of woes as according to him, the economic activity in the area has been paralyzed. He disclosed that a filling station was completely razed and cried out that food scarcity has hit Abak as a result of the flood.
After exhaustive deliberation on the matter by the House, Ikon mandated the committee on Environment to undertake a fact finding mission to Abak order to ascertain the level of damage caused by flood.
Speaking on the incident with the newsmen later in his office shortly after plenary, the Assembly member who however expressed happiness that no life was lost in the disaster explained that the incident has greatly affected economic activities in Abak metropolis. He was optimistic that the house would bring succor to the displaced victims of the disaster.