The management of Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd. (CBG), led by Managing Director Daniel Wilson Addo, has donated GH¢100,000 to the Appiatse Support Fund to help with the community’s reconstruction.
This follows a huge explosion on January 20, 2022 along the Tarkwa Bogoso-Ayamfuri road, when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle.
The crash claimed the lives of 13 people, damaged vehicles and flattened many houses completely, leaving many inhabitants with various injuries and social and economic challenges.
Presenting the cheque to the Appiatse Support Fund, Mr. Daniel Addo explained that the bank has an obligation to extend a helping hand when a challenge of this nature befalls a community. He said: “We are here to add our contribution to establish a new township for Appiatse, as part of reaffirming our brand tagline ‘We Stand With You’. This brand promise puts a social responsibility on us to stand with our communities”.
Mr. Addo further mentioned that CBG is aligned with the support fund’s vision of building a model community. “We identify with your pillars of building a green and environmentally-friendly township that serves as a model for building townships in Ghana”.
Receiving the donation, chairperson of the 5-member committee, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, expressed appreciation to CBG saying: “Thank you CBG for coming out to support the fund to rebuild Appiatse community and victims of the explosion. We call on mining firms, corporate Ghana and individuals to come on board and support”.
Rev. Dr. Aryee further called on Ghanaians to assist with donations to the Fund to support victims and rebuild the community.
Other members of the CBG delegation were Nana Ama Poku, Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Corporate Resources; and Angela Forson Director, Corporate and Institutional Banking.
The CBG donation is to support government in rebuilding the community, as well as rehabilitation of the about-900 victims who were lucky to have survived the disaster
The Appiatse Support Fund is expected to coordinate the mobilisation of resources to reconstruct the community.