Appiatse Explosion :Gov’t To Launch Endowment Fund – Lands Minister

Government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will tomorrow, 25th January 2022, launch the Appiatse Endowment Fund to among others help support and provide relief efforts to persons affected by the recent explosion which occurred last Thursday, 20th January 2022 at Appiatse, a suburb of Bogoso in the Western Region.

The Sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor said the establishment of this Fund will also help in the reconstruction of the entire community which was raised done.

At a meeting with the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Hon. Jinapor said the time has come for the Chamber to work closely with Government and ensure the safety of the Ghana Mining space.

He also mentioned that his outfit will inaugurate a Committe to examine the health and safety issues in the Mining Sector of Ghana.

Touching on the suspension of the Maxam Company, he indicated that “this suspension is total until such a time that all issues surrounding it is 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 individual basis as well as the 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.

Source : PR UNIT – MLNR

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