Former President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday visited New Appiatse near Bogoso in the Western Region to commiserate with victims of an explosion.
The huge explosion happened on Thursday, January 20, 2022, when a vehicle transporting explosives to a mining site the Western region blew off, engulfing the community.
In response to complaints about the reduction in voluntary relief support to the people, Mr Mahama during his visit, handed over a quantity of food and non-food items to the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley, the Municipal Chief Executive, and the Appiate Disaster Relief Committee to be made available to the people.
The former President urged Government to act proactively to ensure that the people are supported to bring their lives back on track.
“In my remarks, I reiterated the concern of the affected community about compensation and urged the government to act proactively to ensure that the people are supported to bring their lives back on track. I reiterated the concern of the affected community about compensation and urged government to act proactively to ensure that the people are supported to bring their lives back on tract. The people have appreciated the response and support from government after the disaster but their continued livelihoods are also important”, he said in a statement.
The rationale for the visit was to help the former President get first-hand information on how the victims are surviving.
Meanwhile, the government is rebuilding the entire Appiaste community.
The displaced residence have been given temporary structures to settle while the new green community is built.
Construction works are currently underway.