President Nana Akufo-Addo has reacted to the explosion at Appiate near Bogoso in the Western Region that claimed over hundreds of lives and destroyed properties and buildings.
Hundreds of people at Bogoso in the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality in the Western Region met their untimely death following a gas explosion that occurred today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.
While consoling the bereaved families, he extended wishes of a speedy recovery to the injured.
In a series of tweets, the president said, he had received a briefing on the circumstances that led to an explosion resulting in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties belonging to residents.
“I have just received a briefing on the circumstances that led to an explosion in Apiate near Bogoso, in the Western Region, resulting in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties belonging to residents”
“It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident, and I extend, on behalf of Government, deep condolences to the families of the deceased, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery”
“The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town”
“Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate.”