The government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will on Tuesday, 25th January 2022, launch the Appiate Endowment Fund to among other things offer support and relief items to persons affected by the fatal explosion which occurred on Thursday, 20th January 2022.
The sector minister, Samuel A. Jinapor, said the establishment of this Fund will also help in the reconstruction of the entire community.
At a meeting with the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Hon. Jinapor said the time has come for the Chamber to work closely with the government and ensure the safety of the Ghana Mining space.
He also mentioned that his outfit will inaugurate a Committee to examine the health and safety issues in the country’s mining sector.
Touching on the suspension of the Maxam Company, he indicated that “this suspension is in force until such a time that all issues surrounding it are resolved”.
In a remark, Mr. Eric Asubonteng, President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, said the Chamber will be a constructive partner to the Ministry and is also ever ready to support the fund on an individual basis and as an entity.
He however hoped that the outcome of the Investigative Committee will help fashion out ways to improve the entire Mining Industry.
The Fund, which is aimed at soliciting support from individuals, corporate institutions, and well-meaning Ghanaians, will also be managed by an independent body with supervision from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.