Ghanaian musician Denning Edem Hotor known in showbiz circles as Edem Gogetem through his Gogetem foundation and his able friends have donated some items to the communities affected by the Akosombo Dam Spillage.
The leader of the delegation for this timely donation was a renowned businessman
Francis Kofi Kpolu with support from respected Lawyer, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe and Edem.
The delegation donated items such as Cement bags, Mosquito nets, foodstuff and
other relief products to the traditional leaders and the members of parliament.
Musician Edem was very emotional after his visit to the affected areas and stated that the situation was worse than it seemed online.
“When I saw the videos online, I knew that my people were in trouble but after my visit, I realized that my people are in danger”.
“I could not control my emotions when I saw how homes have been destroyed, people’s
businesses wiped out entirely and the most painful part was the lack of electricity
because the electrical wires were in the water.”
Edem in a more tearful post on his social media post wrote:
“PLEASE WE NEED HELP
MY PEOPLE NEED HELP
In the early hours of yesterday
Myself, Francis Kofi Kpolu and Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe visited some of the affected communities in my region
I am officially inviting all friends, Family, and fans to reach out to my home and
my people our people who have become victims of the Dam Spillage…
I promise you that the situation on the ground is more devastating than you would see online…
It’s going to be months unending for people to have their lives back.
On that note, kindly reach out if you need any help and we will volunteer to get it to the right quarters or direct you to the right authorities on the ground
Call or WhatsApp 0535878988”
Edem was very grateful to renowned businessman Francis Kofi Kpolu and respected
Lawyer, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe and also Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
for their immense support to the affected communities.
Edem finally disclosed that due to the challenges in the region, his annual festival,
EdemFest will be a free concert instead of a paid one.
The head of VRMG events Bernard Dziwornu gave details of the event as; “it will be
happening at Ho sports stadium on the 18th of November”.
Edem’s assistant road manager Richard Hude added that the reason for the free
concert is also to help put smiles on the faces of the people in the region:
“We are in trying times, but we can also do with some upliftment hence the free concert just to put smiles on the faces of the people in the region.
Watch the presentation here: