Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the Government to act proactively to ensure that the people of Appiate are supported to bring their lives back on track.
The former President who visited the community affected by an explosion in January this year also donated food and non-food items to the Community Members. Mr Mahama also made a donation to the Appiate Disaster Relief Committee to be made available to the people.
“In response to complaints about the reduction in voluntary relief support to the people, I 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.
“I also presented them with an amount of money to support the further treatment of some of the injured victims.
“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.
“The people have appreciated the response and support from the government after the disaster but their continued livelihoods are also important,” Mr President wrote in a Facebook post.
At least 13 people were killed in the huge explosion near the mining town in the southwestern part of Ghana.
A truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso, according to police.