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Minority calls for ‘impartial’ enquiry into Bogoso disaster

John Jinapor Amerissssssssssssssss.PNG Ranking Member on Parliament's Mines and Energy Committee, John Abdulai Jinapor

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 Source: atinkaonline.com

The Minority in Parliament have called for an impartial enquiry into the Bogoso disaster.

17 persons died while 59 got injured in Thursday’s huge explosion at Apiate, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

The explosion occurred when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying mining explosives to a mining site on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Apart from the deaths, the explosion destroyed several domestic and commercial properties.

Some residents of the area who were unhurt had to run for their lives.

The in its preliminary investigation have established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.

The minority have added its voice to the ongoing commentary on the disaster.

A statement by the Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, John Jinapor noted that the incident is unacceptable because there are strict laid down protocols to be followed during transportation of such explosives in accordance with LI2177.

According to John Jinapor, if a strict regulatory enforcement and compliance of protocols were in place, this unfortunate incident could have been averted.

This enquiry among others will prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future. We therefore call on the government to do all within its powers to support the affected people in order to ameliorate their lost. The Minority wish to join well-meaning Ghanaians to commiserate and share in the pain and anguish of all affected people,” excerpts of the statement said.

Read full statement below:

MINORITY CALLS FOR ENQUIRY INTO THE BOGOSO EXPLOSION

The Minority in Parliament has received the tragic news of an explosion in Apiate, a town close to Bogoso in the Western Region in which several lives and properties were lost.

Credible reports confirm that a motorcycle run into a vehicle carrying explosives resulting in the carnage leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.

This incident is unacceptable because there are strict laid down protocols to be followed during transportation of such explosives in accordance with LI2177.

It is our firm conviction that with strict regulatory enforcement and compliance of protocols, this unfortunate incident could have been averted.

The Minority is therefore calling for an impartial enquiry into this heart-wrenching accident and unfortunate lost of at least seventeen lives and destruction of several properties.

This enquiry among others will prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future.

We therefore call on the government to do all within its powers to support the affected people in order to ameliorate their lost.

The Minority wish to join well meaning Ghanaians to commiserate and share in the pain and anguish of all affected people.

Signed

John Abdulai Jinapor

Ranking Member, Mines and Energy Committee

Source: atinkaonline.com
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