Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, the deputy minister in charge of lands and forestry at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has insisted that the housing units by the Future Global Resources will be completed on the 1st May 2022 without fail, following his previous visit on 14th April, when he announced 1st May as the day for the relocation of camp dwellers at Odumase to temporary accommodation in Appiatse, the sceneof the explosion both in the Prestea-Huni Valley district of the Western region.
Mr. Owusu-Bio, chairperson of the Appiatse Reconstruction and Implementation Committee, and his team, who have maintained contact with the victims of the 20th January explosion, which claimed the lives of thirteen people, three of whom were children, have announced that all thirty-two accommodations are “ready” for occupancy.
During his visit to Appiatse on April 21st, the Member of Parliament told journalists that the Appiatse Reconstruction and Implementation Committee will continue to speed work on structures and other critical logistics to assist the affected folks in dealing with the disaster.
“Almost 30 of the buildings have been roofed. The doors have been fixed while the windows and other things are being worked on. We’ve asked the contractors to improve their labour force,” he said.
Mr. Owusu-Bio stated that the government intends to take the required steps to restore normalcy to the area, but that he needs patience from the affected as the committee races against time to re-establish them.
The community, according to Nana Atta Kojo Brembi II, the Divisional Chief of Beppoh, is full of admiration for the government’s dedicated service to the community after the sad tragedy. He praised the rehabilitation committee’s efforts thus far and urged them to go above and beyond to improve people’ livelihoods.ports.com/ Appiatse.