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Appiatse Explosion: Appiatse Support Fund Committee outlines donation processes

The Chairperson of the Committee mandated to manage the Appiatse Support Fund and former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee says the committee is ready to work with any viable idea to ensure that the mandate of the committee is met.

The Committee was constituted to solicit funds for the reconstruction of the Appiatse community following the explosion that flattened the entire community on 20th January. Again, funds raised will also support the sustenance of the livelihood of the affected persons. It is against these mandates that the Committee is seeking to use February and March 2022 to mobilize enough for victims though there is no end date for the fundraising drive.

Dr Aryee and Committee members engaged some journalists in Accra on 2nd February to update the general public about the donation process and also outline measures to ensure transparency. The Aryee led Committee envisions a Green Community model in Appiatse given Ghana’s commitment to protect and restore the forests lost covers at the COP26 in Glasgow in late 2021.

The Committee has opened both Ghana Cedi and USD accounts at the Ghana Commercial Bank and Stanbic Bank to receive donations. At the GCB Bank, donors are expected to pay to account numbers 101130036123 and 90400099749 for Stanbic Bank. Donors can also use an online QR.

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Alternatively, donors can visit www.appiatsesupportfund.com or call 0554550550/0209313953 for personal donations. Donors can also visit the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources on Mondays and Wednesdays to make personal donations.

“It’s gratifying to note that many are on the waiting list to donate to the fund. We didn’t want to start taking donations when we had no bank accounts,” Dr Aryee said.

“We have receipt books so we will present receipts to every donor. we will also ensure there are receipts for donors who use the digital payment options,” she added.

The Appiatse Support Fund was established following an explosion that occurred when a truck carrying mining explosives was involved in an accident in the Appiatse community, off Bogoso while it was en route Chirano mining site in Tarkwa in the Western region.

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