The Ghana Port and Habours Authority (GPHA), has supported the rebuilding of Appiate community in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region with two thousand bags of cement.
The Director of Takoradi Habour, Capt. Ebenezer Afadzi, presenting the items on behalf of GPHA said the cement worth about GHS100,000 is GPHA’s little contribution to restoring the Appiate community which was destroyed in fatal explosion on January 20th, 2022.
“This is GPHA’s support to the government to put up a befitting place for our brothers and sisters in Appiate whose plight has been worsened since the disaster. What we want to tell the rest of the country is that we should not leave the government alone to shoulder all the responsibilities in restoring Appiate. We must all do the little we can do in our small way to support the government,“ he said.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Prestea-Huni-Valley, Dr. Isaac Dasmani, receiving the items, expressed appreciation to the management and staff of GPHA for coming to the aid of Appiate.
“It is a great donation because 2,000 bags of cement can do a lot of work here. I must say that we are making sure that we put these cement to good use. We have started molding blocks at the site to make sure they don’t expire and we thank GPHA for this,“ he said.
Dr. Isaac Dasmani, while highlighting some challenges it is facing at the temporary Odumasi camp appealed for a bus to help convey students to Bogoso.
“We still have a lot of challenges in managing the temporary camp because as we speak, we have hired a bus that conveys the school children from the camp to Bogoso town to attend school. We are paying about GHS500 a day and so we are paying about GHS10,000 a month which is creating a lot of pressure on our finances. If we get any used bus for the students, we will be grateful,” he added.
The GPHA delegation was led on a tour of the resettlement camp to know how victims of the disaster are coping.