The Inspector-General of Police and the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia lead a high-powered delegation to the Apiate Community to witness first-hand what happened to the community on January 20, 2022, in the form of an explosion that wiped the community and killed many.
Speaking to the people of the chiefs and people of the community, Dr. Bawumia explained that, as of January 21, 2022, a total of 17 people have been confirmed dead, some 53 people injured and about 179 families affected by the explosion.
In expressing the plans of the government to relocate the community and what is left of it, Dr. Bawunia disclosed that through the swift response of the Ghana Ambulance Service and NADMO, injured persons were quickly conveyed to different close-by hospitals by 11 deployed ambulances.
He explained that the government under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo will not relent in providing the needed support for the affected people until things fall in place.
Present among the delegation were: Minister for the Interior and Member of Parliament for Nandom, Ambrose Dery, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel-Abdulai-Jinapor, Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare.