GOIL Plc has presented a cheque for GH¢ 200,000 to the Appiatse Disaster Support Fund in Accra.
The cheque which will go to assist the fund in the rehabilitation of the community was handed over by the Group chief Executive and Managing Director of the company, Mr. Kwame Osei-Prempeh.
Mr. Osei Prempeh explained that the cheque was in fulfilment of an appeal by the fund secretariat last year for support to rehabilitate the community displaced by the explosion. GOIL, he noted, had earlier presented food items and other household support to the community in the immediate aftermath of disaster.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources set up an Appiatse Explosion Support Fund to aid persons affected by the explosion that hit the town of Appiatse, near Bogoso in the Western Region in January 2022. 14 persons died and over 170 persons were injured with several others displaced following an extensive damage to houses and other property in the mining community.
Receiving the cheque, the Chairperson of the Appiatse Disaster Support Fund, Dr. Joyce Aryee expressed gratitude to GOIL for the company’s generosity, adding that the fund had come at the right time to support the construction of new homes for displaced persons affected by the explosion. The fund, she noted, has so far been able to mobilize about GH¢62 million and called on other corporate bodies continue to support the fund.
Present at ceremony were other members of the Appiatse Support Fund Committee, Dr Suleman Koney, Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, Josephine Baidoo-Administrator of Fund and Juliet Osei-Wusu, Secretary to the committee.