The President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, made a personal donation of One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS100,000) to the Appiatse Support Fund which has been established by Government following the Appiatse explosion incident.
Launching the Fund at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the sector minister, and Member of Parliament for Damongo Constituency, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, said the purpose of the Fund is to, among others, support the victims of the incident and reconstruct the Appiatse community.
The Minister has also inaugurated a five-member committee, chaired by a former Minister and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, to manage the fund, with the charge to raise sufficient funds, and supervise its disbursement in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and transparency for the benefit of the Appiatse community.
The Minister later led a Government delegation to inspect the community to begin the process of reconstruction.
With this donation, the President becomes the first person to donate to the Fund. At a short ceremony at Jubilee House where the donation was made, the President said the incident was an unfortunate one which resulted in loss of life and property, injuries, and the destruction of the entire community. He said he was deeply saddened by the incident, and that thus sent the Vice President, and other senior Government officials, to commiserate with the people.
The President expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wished the injured speedy recovery. He reaffirmed Government’s commitment to pay in full the medical bills of all the injured. The
President also said Government was committed to supporting the victims and rebuilding the community, and hence the establishment of the Fund.
He said the donation was his personal donation, and that Government will support the Fund with the necessary resources to rebuild the community.