The Mayor of Babessi Council has donated some items to victims of recent floods in Baba I Village. The items include Mattresses, Blankets, Vegetable Oil, Rice, Salt, Savon, Exercise Books, Pens and Pencils. Speaking to the press, the mayor revealed that he could not sit and watch his people in agony only waiting for the Government, reason why he thought it necessary to give them some basic items.
The victims three days after the incident are still in grieve and to them it appears as a dream given that they have never experienced such a thing before. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, one of the victims revealed how she almost drowned given that the water outburst took them by surprise. She recounted how she swam before surviving and only by the special Grace of God.
Another victim also recounted how she lost “ngangi” money which she was keeping in the house. To her, the rain and the floods and every other thing is a dream and she can not wait to get up from sleep.
Reacting to the donations by the Mayor of Babessi council, the Fon of Baba I, Fue Kemshi II said it was very timely and will help the victims as they try to adapt to a new life. To the Fon “Well I think this is first of it’s kind, we have never experienced such thing in this village and it’s shocking for every other person around, especially the villagers. Though we have taken measures that neighbors who are not affected should help those affected. The mayor has reacted very promptly and I want to thank him sincerely for that. That it is a good gesture, we will keep managing the situation, the village has already formed a commission for that, what ever elites will bring in will be shared to every individual that is affected”.
Fon Fue Kemshi II has been visiting the affected area on daily basis since the incident took place. He actively took part in a community work Tuesday 15, September that brought together villagers from the entire village, well wishers and sympathizers aimed at preventing future floods in the area.
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