Illegal Request for Donations for Flood Relief Efforts
October 23, 2017: The Ministry of Health has received reports of person(s) soliciting donations on behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government to support local flood victims.
Citizens are advised that no entity has been authorized to embark on such a donation drive and as such persons should not make any contribution in this instance. The document appears to be legitimate as it is laminated and bears the stamps of the Ministry of Health and a Regional Corporation.
Legitimate requests for such donations must be approved by the Commissioner of Police and will be indicated as such with a stamp from the Office of the Commissioner of Police.
If you have any information about the person(s) conducting this activity, please contact the Arouca Police Station at 640-6138/7647 or your nearest police station.