The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a visit to the Bogoso explosion in their various hospitals, to commiserate with them, announced to the relief of the victims that they are not alone in their plight as Government will full the total cost of their medical treatment and will also offer other forms of support to the families of those affected by the explosion.
Reports have shown that 179 persons have been directly affected by the explosion with 17 confirmed dead by Government and an additional 59 victims sustaining various degrees of injuries in the blast but Bawumia visiting the victims with a high-power delegation assured them of the continued support of Government until they get back on their feet.
“This is a sad day for all of us,” Dr Bawumia stated.
“On behalf of President Akufo-Addo and the entire government, I wish to convey our condolences to the families of the bereaved and wish the injured a speedy recovery. We will take the necessary steps and learn the necessary lessons from this disaster, but we are more concerned now about your welfare.
“We will be fully engaged in bringing relief to all the persons involved, and while we continue to assess the extent of damage, we have made provision for your medical and other bills.
“Government will take up, fully, the cost of medical care for all the persons affected by this disaster. As I speak, officials from the Western Region office of the State Housing Company are on their way to assess the extent of damage to buildings and work with the mining companies and other stakeholders to provide you with new accommodation.
“Once again, we wish the injured speedy recovery, and eternal rest for the departed. Government will do all in its power to bring a measure of relief for your loss,” Vice President Bawumia added.