Yendorma Domayiri, an 86 year old displaced widow from Vogoni in the Nadowli/Kaleo district of the Upper West Region is appealing to the general public to help her find shelter and food after she was hit by the recent flood that affected parts of the Upper West Region.
At age 86 and over 30 years of a “fruitless marriage”, Yendorma lost her husband in 2006. She has since lived alone and provided for herself until a natural disaster struck her community in August, 2021. The devastating flood which washed away some major roads in the Upper West Region did not spare the underprivileged old lady, she lost her home, personal belongings and farm produce to the flood. With no husband or child to support her, Yendorma now sleeps on a “sack” in an open veranda.
Speaking to W93.5FM, helpless Yendorma recounted her ordeal over the past weeks, according to her; “she gives her body to the weather whiles waiting for the Creator to take her soul”. Whiles conducting the news team around her collapsed structure she appealed to the benevolence of the public;“I have no husband, no child, now I have no place to stay and no food to eat, I am appealing to the world to show me some compassion before I die” she pleaded.
Assembly member for Goriyiri electoral area, Nestor Mwinterebo who has since served as the caregiver described Yendorma’s plight as the “worst individual victim” of the recent flood disaster. Mr. Mwinterebo admitted the situation was beyond his individual capacity and has therefore added his voice to the plea for support.
In the meantime, the Upper West Regional office of the Ghana Red Cross Society has reacted by providing a tent as an emergency temporal measure. Mr Jeremiah Afako is the Upper West Regional Manager of the Ghana Red Cross Society, he equally called on the public to advance more support to the disadvantaged old lady “we heard our mum’s cry for help from Wfm and we came to her aid with a family size tent whiles we wait for more support to her and others affected by the downpour” he shome
Meanwhile, W93.5fm in partnership with the Assembly member for the area has commenced an initiative to solicit support for the flood victim. We appeal to the public for donations in cash or kind. Kindly channel your donations and enquiries to the following contacts: # 0241761224/0205851713