The Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern region of Ghana,Hon.Ohene Bekoe Assiful, has adviced constituents to plant trees around their houses to reap from its benefits which include serving as windbreaks and flood control tool.
According to the law maker ,with the adverse effect of Climate Change more disastrous rainstorm should be expected therefore ,planting more trees around houses will help mitigate the effect.
The MP said this on Friday when he donated 5 packets of Roofing sheet,4 pounds of Nail and cash of 500gh to rainstorm victims of Sandi and Djakpatra communities in the jurisdiction of his constituency .
Heavy rainstorm last week ripped off buildings of the victims which rendered about 60 people homeless.
The victims ,mostly peasant farmers had to perch with friends and relatives as they salvage their damaged properties
The situation has inflicted discomfort to the affected persons who are struggling to bounce back to normalcy.
National Disaster Management Organization,NADMO, even though has made assessment of the situation ,it is yet to supply relief items to the victims .