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Rep. Dr. Rosanna Shaack identifies with fire victims in River Cess

Following an outbreak of fire in Chenwon Town, Gbweezohn Chiefdom in River Cess County recently, Rep. Rosanna Shaack has donated several relief items to the victims of the fire disaster in the area.

The fire destroyed the entire town, burned to ashes more than 18 homes, destroyed the local rice storerooms and left several families homeless.

According to a release from the press bureau of the House of Representatives, the incident occurred on March 8 & 9, 2022 during the early night hours.

Some group of unknown men were said to have burned 13 houses and all of their local rice storerooms.

Donating the items, River Cess County District#1 Representative Rosanna Shaack said she was heartbroken upon hearing of the tragic incident.

She said it was her own way of identifying with the victims, describing the incident as really unfortunate for those families to be made homeless.

“We regret the losses, but I can assure you we will make sure the joint security launches a full-scale investigation.  This is the reason why we have come to say sorry [for] our little contribution with these relief supplies,” said Rep. Shaack.

The relief items valued over US$5,000.00 included used clothes, mattresses, lappers, soap, toothpastes, toothbrushes, bed sheets, buckets, and oil, among others.

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It is not clear who are those responsible for the fire incident, but the River Cess County Legislative Chair Madam Schaack has called on the joint security in the county to launch an investigation into the matter and prosecute those who will be held liable.

Receiving the supplies, the victims, majority of whom are women and children, expressed thanks and appreciation to the lawmaker and said she was very timely in coming to their rescue.

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