SIGA and Heads of State-Owned Agencies visits Appiatse to commiserate with victims

A delegation of heads of State-Owned Agencies led by the Director-General of SIGA, Ambassador Edward Boateng, has visited Apiatse, near Bogoso in the Western Region to commiserate with the families of the bereaved and injured and assist the community with relief items.

At a brief meeting with community leaders, Ambassador Boateng said, “this is a national crisis and in fulfillment of the Government pledge announced by the Vice President, we have come to assess the level of destruction to know what support will be required from us. As leaders who understand the importance of giving back to society, we came here today to have first-hand information to enable us provide the necessary support for the community that has unfortunately been impacted.”

Further to this, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Dasmani, said the people of Apiatse have indeed suffered a catastrophic disaster and are grateful to the Government and private individuals who have come to their aid.

Information from the Ghana Police Service indicates that the explosion has claimed 14 lives and many have also suffered various degrees of injuries.

Ambassador Edward Boateng was accompanied by the CEOs of SHC, NLA, VRA, Coastal Development Authority, MDPI, Minerals Development Fund, NADMO, and GLAHCO.

Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Chief Executive Officer of NADMO mentioned that the swift response from the Government, NADMO and the other security agencies was an indication that the country ever prepared for any disaster.

When the incident happened, we were here less than 48 hours, Government machinery was here, NADMO was also here with enough relief items. All the agencies coordinated to do proper search and rescue”, he said.

As the moment, he said there were enough relief items for the displaced victims.

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