The former Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, has donated Ghc 10,000 to the Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee, to help with the continued care of the victims of the Appiatse explosion.
The donation was announced by Chairman General, Kwame Sefa Kayi, on the Monday, August 22nd edition of Peace Fm’s Morning Show, ‘Kokrokoo’.
The donation followed an appeal by Thywill Quarshie, the Public Relations Officer of the Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee on Kokrokoo that the Committee needs more funds to aid in the continued care of victims of the January 2022 explosion.
Speaking on the aftermath of the explosion, Thywill said there are six survivors who are still hospitalised, suffering disastrous aftereffects of the explosion.
He revealed that proceeds from the Disaster Relief Committee’s Support Fund are used to reconstruct the township and to pay for feeding and medical bills for the survivors.
However, there are little funds to be used for their day-to-day care.
Thywill appealed to the public to donate to the Committee to be used to directly care for the survivors and their dependents.
Following his appeal, Kwame Sefa-Kayi announced the former Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, has donated Ghc 10,000 to the care of the survivors.
2022 Bogoso explosion
On January 20th 2022, a mining truck loaded with explosives collided with a motorcycle on the Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road, causing a massive explosion.
The explosion levelled the nearby Appiatse township, killing 13 people and injuring 200.
The township was completely levelled and is currently being reconstructed through the efforts of the Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee.
Speaking further on Kokrokoo, Thywill Quarshie, the Public Relations Officer of the Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee, revealed that contractors have indicated that reconstruction of the township will be finished within the next months.