Bayelsa State Post Flood Management Committee says that owners of mud houses that were affected by last year’s flood in the state are to receive 20 bags of cement each to rebuild their houses.
Chairman of the committee, Chief Francis Doukpola who disclosed this said the measure was to prepare them in anticipation of this year’s flood.
He said that the committee would distribute 400 bags of cement to each of the affected communities, and enjoined the local government chairmen and community leaders to help supervise the distribution and ensure that the right people benefit from the exercise.
Chief Doukpola explained that the distribution would be done in phases within weeks and was intended to enable the owners of affected houses fortify their houses, especially in light of the rainfall predictions of this year.
Doukpola while emphasizing on the importance of the distribution exercise, noted that the first phase of the distribution would go to 50 percent of the flood affected communities in each of the concerned communities across the state.
Meanwhile the Lagos branch of the Izon Ladies Association, led by Mrs Jane Alek, has donated drugs and other medical consumable to the committee to alleviate the suffering of the people who were affected by the last year’s flood.
Chief Doukpola while receiving the items expressed his gratitude to Izon Ladies Association for their kind gesture to the people of the state and assured them that the items would reach the people who were affected by the flood.