Minority calls for a probe into explosion at Bogoso

The Minority in Parliament is calling for an investigation into the circumstances leading to an explosion at Bogoso-Appiatse in the Western Region.

The Minority in a statement urged the government to provide support to the affected people in order to ameliorate their lost.

“It is our firm conviction that with strict regulatory enforcement and compliance of protocols, this unfortunate incident could have been averted.

“The Minority is therefore calling for an impartial enquiry into this heart-wrenching accident and unfortunate lost of at least seventeen lives and destruction of several properties, ” the statement said

“This enquiry among others will prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future. We therefore call on the government to do all within its powers to support the affected people in order to ameliorate their lost.”

The number of persons conformed dead is 17 out of a total of 76 persons who were affected.

A total of 76 persons have so far been affected in the explosion out of which 17 have been confirmed dead and 42 out of the 59 injured are in critical condition.

Below is the full statement

The Minority in Parliament has received the tragic news of an explosion in Apiate, a town close to Bogoso in the Western Region in which several lives and properties were lost.

Credible reports confirm that a motorcycle run into a vehicle carrying explosives resulting in the carnage leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.

This incident is unacceptable because there are strict laid down protocols to be followed during transportation of such explosives in accordance with LI2177.

It is our firm conviction that with strict regulatory enforcement and compliance of protocols, this unfortunate incident could have been averted.

The Minority is therefore calling for an impartial enquiry into this heart-wrenching accident and unfortunate lost of at least seventeen lives and destruction of several properties.

This enquiry among others will prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future.

We therefore call on the government to do all within its powers to support the affected people in order to ameliorate their lost.

The Minority wish to join well meaning Ghanaians to commiserate and share in the pain and anguish of all affected people.

Signed

John Abdulai Jinapor

Ranking Member, Mines and Energy Committee

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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