Govt donates to familiies of Tema rain disaster victims
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has donated an amount of GHC 5,000 on behalf of government to the families of victims who met their untimely death when an uncompleted church building at Tema New Town collapsed on them.
Tema Mayor, Mr. Robert Kempes Ofosu Ware, said the money must be shared equally among both families to fund funeral preparations for their dead.
Wife of a 52-year-old security man, Frederick Quansah and mother of a 6-year-old Matilda Jackson received the money amidst tears. The two were crushed to death by a fallen wall at Tema New Town in last Sunday’s heavy downpour.
Mr. Ofosu cautioned developers to ensure that the right things are done when putting up such structures.
“Our taskforce and building inspectors are not many and cannot be everywhere so we are appealing to the communities to help by reporting these structures at the assembly so that the bylaws can be enforced”, the Mayor told Adom News.
Meanwhile, Pastor of the collapsed church building has been arrested and the New Town Police have started investigations into the issue.
Families of late Frederick Quansah and Matilda Jackson expressed their gratitude to government for the support.
Meanwhile, four other persons, including a 7-month-old baby who sustained various degrees of injury are responding to treatment at the Tema General Hospital.