Bogoso Explosion: Prez donates 200k to victims, directs State Housing to build houses for affected residents
President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has donated 200,000 cedis to support persons affected by the explosion at Apeatse near Bogoso in the Western region.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia made this known when he led a government delegation to the scene today, Friday, January, 21, 2022.
The Vice President visited the relief centre and presented some food items, mattresses among others.
He also toured the town to assess the impact of the explosion.
According to him, the President has directed the State Housing Corporation to visit the town and subsequently build houses for the affected victims.
Meanwhile, Police “preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.
“Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality”.
The Police statement further indicated “Reinforcement of resources and personnel have been deployed to effectively handle the incident.
“We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation.
“Further updates regarding the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated in due course”.