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IBRAHIM MAHAMA DONATES 5K BAGS OF RICE, 5K TINS OF MACKEREL & 1K GALLONS OF OIL TO VICTIMS OF BOGOSO-APIATE EXPLOSION

Ibrahim Mahama, Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners, has dispatched a striking donation to victims of last Thursday’s explosion at Bogoso-Appiate, a gold mining community in Western Region.

Ibrahim Mahama’s donation is the biggest support yet from an individual to the displaced people some of whom are having to lodge in schools, churches and mosques because their homes were ripped apart from the blast. The value of the food items has not been quantified but it is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands of Ghana cedis.

The relief items include 5,000 bags of rice, 5,000 tins of mackerel and 1,000 gallons of vegetable cooking oil. They left Accra, Sunday, January 23, 2022 to the Western Region for onward distribution to the victims. It is unclear how many lives were lost in the explosion. Although the government has mentioned 17 lives, reports are that it could be more than that as more bodies including children have been retrieved from the wreckage.

Some of Ibrahim Mahama companies are either into mining or trading heavy duty mining equipment to companies in the industry. Meanwhile the Bogoso to Anyanfuri road which was damaged by an explosion is currently under reconstruction. The town of Appiate has since been left deserted following the explosion which occurred after a truck conveying mining explosives crashed with a motorcycle, according to reports. It has emerged that the persons who unfortunately lost their lives included a seven-month-old baby.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who was in the town on Friday, assured that the government will do all it can to support the affected families, to ensure that normalcy is brought back to the town. “Government on its part is going to do everything to support the families,” he said. In a visit to Apiate, near the towns of Bawdie and Bogoso, Vice President Bawumia applauded the rescue efforts and said the government was working to set up temporary housing for those who lost their homes. “We will learn lessons and those are going to be much later on. For now we are very concerned about how to complete this rescue effort,” he said.

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