The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Lawyer Samuel Abdulai Jinapor on 3rd February inaugurated a Seven Member Project Team to reconstruct the fallen community of Appiatse in Bogoso in the Western region of Ghana. The mining community was flattened after a truck conveying mining explosives exploded on 20th January killing some 13 people including three children according to the Information Ministry.
The Appiatse Reconstruction Project Team, Chaired by the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio is the third committee to be constituted by the government following the devastation. The multi-sectorial, multi-departmental team has the mandate to plan and reconstruct the community into a “model green and sustainable community,” the minister said.
“We want to ensure that every organ of government which is responsible for planning communities and townships has representation on this team.”
On the Committee are representatives from the;
Mr Sylvanus Adjornu – Director of Housing – Ministry of Works and Housing.
Mr Kwadwo Yeboah – Lands Use and Spatial Planning Authority.
Mr Charles Blankson-Hemans – Ghana Institute of Architects.
Mr Robert Gyamfi – Resettlement Specialist – Ghana Chamber of Mines.
Nana Nuamah Kyei-Baffour – Ghana Institute of Surveyors.
Divisional Chief of Beppo Nana Atta Kwadwo Bremebi II- Wassa Fiase Traditional Area.
Lawyer Jinapor is confident that the committee led by the deputy minister, Benito Owusu-Bio, a surveyor, will bring to fusion the desires of the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“We have done some investigations and the report is in and we will act on the report. Very soon we will communicate to the country, the consequences of the report,” the sector minister assured.
The Chairman of the Team Mr Benito Owusu-Bio said on behalf of the team affirmed the commitment of the members to delivering their mandate.
The Divisional Chief of Beppoh Nana Atta Kwadwo Bremebi II expressed gratitude to the Government for their immense support to the community so far.
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