Residents of Apiatse in the Western Region have been told by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that the government will assist them in reconstructing their community.

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Debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

He stated that the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will rebuild the homes that were wrecked in yesterday’s sad incident.

Dr. Bawumia during a visit to the area to express his condolences said everything possible will be done to help the survivors and people of the community.

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“For the houses that have been destroyed, we are already beginning to think about how to rehabilitate and rebuild the community here. I want to assure Nananom that his excellency has already given the directive. We have already spoken to the State Housing Corporation and are in consultation with the mining communities here. We will quickly try to put in place facilities that will help those who have been displaced. That will be a priority for us.”

During a visit to some of the disaster’s injured victims at Bogoso’s Aseda Health Centre, Dr. Bawumia stated that the government will cover the medical expenditures of those hurt in the blast.

Meanwhile, an evacuation plan has been put Ghana place to transport casualties in critical condition to Accra-based medical facilities for further treatment.

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The Information Ministry stated on Thursday, January 20, the night that 17 people had perished as a result of the explosion.

Out of the 76 people rescued thus far, 59 have been injured.

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