The Ministry of Health says it 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.
A statement by the Ministry says that 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.
It says the document appears to be legitimate as it is laminated and bears the stamps of the Ministry of Health and a Regional Corporation.
It says that 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.
The statement adds that if anyone has any information about the person(s) conducting this activity, they should contact the Arouca Police Station at 640-6138/7647 or the nearest police station