The Central Gonja District has taken delivery of relief items from the government, through the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to be distributed to flood victims.
Mr Salisu Be-awuribe, the District Chief Executive, who announced this, said the items included 20 bales of second-hand clothing, 100 bags of rice and maize, 50 bundles of roofing sheets and nails, 100 cartons of detergents, as well as 30 plastic containers.
Mr Be-awuribe told the GNA in an interview, that the assembly, through the District Disaster Management Committee made up of members from the Ghana Educations Service, NADMO and Ministry of Health, would strategise on how to distribute the items.
"This committee has been tasked to effectively and efficiently ensure that the right people who have been affected by the floods get these items. The assembly in its own way will be monitoring the processes," he said.
Mr Be-awuribe said the assembly had, as part of short-term measures to ensure the safety of the victims, erected tents for displaced people.
He said the assembly had adopted measures to supply the victims with potable water and also established an emergency health post to safeguard outbreak of any disease and other health related problems.
Mr Be-awuribe said personnel from the United Nations Children's Fund had visited the affected communities to have first hand information of the situation.
He said the number of displaced people had shoot up from 25,000 to 30,000 as some more communities in the district experienced some rains over the weekend.
The floods in the Central Gonja District had left two people dead, displaced over 25,000 people and affected 55 communities.