Chief Executive officer of Kessben Group of companies, Mr. Stephen Boateng, widely known as Mr. Kwabena Kesse has pledged to support the affected residents of Apiatse explosion which occurred on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
Mr. Kwabena Kesse made the pledge when he called into a live radio broadcast show ‘Church Bells’ on Kessben 93.3 FM hosted by Sammy Adu Boakye on Sunday, 23rd January 2022.
Mr. Kwabena Kesse, who is the brain behind Kessben Outreach Foundation made it known that the entire working force of Kessben Group of companies shares the pain of the affected and commiserate with the displaced. He pledged to donate relief items such as rice, oil, soap, blankets, mattresses, etc… for their upkeep. He however called on all Ghanaians to come to the aid of the Apiatse community near Bogoso in this difficult moment they find themselves.
“On behalf of Kessben Outreach Foundation, I wish to convey our condolences to the families of the bereaved and wish the injured a speedy recovery. I pledged to give out Ghc 50,000 towards the welfare of all the victims of the explosion”
Backgroud of the Apiatse Explosion…
Briefing the Vice President, officials at the hastily set-up Operations Centre at the scene of the disaster, including the Inspector General of Police, the Chief Fire Officer, senior Army officers, senior officials of the other security agencies, the Ghana Health Service, Ambulance Service and other allied agencies disclosed that 179 persons had been directly affected by the blast, allegedly caused by a collision between an explosives-carrying vehicle and a motorbike.
Thirteen (13) persons have been confirmed dead so far, they added, with 45 others receiving medical attention in nearby hospitals and a further 4 referred to the Komfo Anokye and Korle Bu hospitals.
About 150 persons, almost the entirety of the community, are now seeking shelter at the Catholic Church’s centre because their houses have either been destroyed or made unsafe by the huge blast.