Warri Kingdom’s Olu, Ogiame Atuwatse III CFR, Contributes to Flood Victims in Ghana
Ogiame Atuwatse III CFR, the Olu of the Warri Kingdom in Nigeria, has generously donated to the people of Ghana afflicted by the recent flood calamity that struck the lower Volta area of Ghana. Three constituencies have seen the displacement of over 30,000 people as a result of the Akosombo Dam leak.
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As a show of solidarity with the people of Ghana and in recognition of the devastation and immediate need for assistance, the Olu of Warri sent a strong delegation led by Chief Dr. Engr. Olley Wilson Edun, the Aboludero of Warri Kingdom, also known as Opuaro, and Nemi Amaju to present necessities to one of the impacted communities.
The delegation was welcomed in a mini durbar attended by local dignitaries, including the
Chief & Elders of New Bakpa and the Member of Parliament, Hon Alexander R. Hottordze,
representing the North Tongu Constituency.
During the presentation of the items, Chief Dr. Engr. Olley Wilson Edun delivered a
solidarity message on behalf of the Olu & people of Warri Kingdom. He described their
humanitarian mission as an emblem of love and solidarity.
Items presented to the Chiefs and people of New Bakpa included a truckload of essential
items such as mattresses, blankets, bags of rice, sanitary pads, baby diapers, detergents, and
Receiving the items on behalf of his people, Togbe Kwabla Sakpiti V of Bakpa expressed his
profound gratitude to the Olu of Warri for selecting their community to extend such a huge
support. He expressed his delight that his people who have not benefitted from any relief
items were chosen by the Olu of Warri, as an answer to their prayers. He also gave the history
of the disaster and how we had to evacuate almost 1200 people overnight when the flood
started intruding into their homes since they were living on an island.
He also mentioned that the donation came as a surprise, given that the Olu of Warri Kingdom
has no direct relationship with the affected communities, making the act of kindness even
Hon Alexander R. Hottordze, in particular, commended the Olu of Warri Kingdom for his
compassion and willingness to extend a helping hand to their community during their time of
need. The relief items provided by Ogiame Atuwatse III and delegation are expected to go a
long way in alleviating the suffering of those affected by the flood, providing them with
essential supplies and comfort during these challenging times.
Before journeying to New Bakpa for the presentation, the Olu’s delegation also paid a
courtesy call to H.E. Amb. Erieka Bennet, Founder & Head of Mission of Diaspora African
Forum in Accra.