GPA to offer support to Bogoso explosion victims

The Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) has hinted if their preparedness to collaborate with the disaster management body to provide crisis or trauma therapy to affected persons in the Appiatse-Bogoso explosion.

A statement issued by the Association said the person affected by the explosion need trauma services.

“This can be overwhelming for the victims especially men, women and children who are victims of the explosion as well as those who experienced it indirectly. We are therefore poised to lend our maximum support in response to the disaster management team to render Crisis/Trauma therapy services to families and other affected persons of Appiatse explosion.

“We encourage all victims and community members to remain calm and cooperate with authorities as they investigate the issues and reach out to them to alleviate their plight.”

The statement which was signed by the National Public Relations Officer for the Association, Mrs. Joy Anima Debrah added “The unpleasant incident has recorded loss of valuable lives and property worth millions of cedis. An entire community has been raised down, parents and breadwinners have died while others are severely injured. Homes have been destroyed and families including children have suddenly become orphans and homeless.”

“Issues in this area of life can have long-lasting effects if there is no intervention,” she noted.


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