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Regional News Sun, 22 Apr 2007

Akoon fire victims get assistance

Akoon (W/R), April 22, GNA - The Assembly Member for the Akoon Electoral Area in the Wassa West District, Mr Edward Larbi, has presented 15 point 5 million cedis to some victims of a fire outbreak at Akoon near Tarkwa, in the Western Region.

Out of the amount, seven point nine cedis million cedis was contributed by churches in the community, five million cedis from the District Assembly while people in the area provided the remaining two point seven million cedis.

The churches included the Methodist, Anglican and the Pentecost and Christ Apostolic.

The other ones were the Living Word Ministry, Christ Within and the Action, Churches.

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Making the presentation to Mr Joseph Quarshie, Landlord on behalf of the victims who were his tenants, the Assembly Member appealed to the people to handle candles during electricity power outages with care or alternatively use lanterns and torch lights, to avoid fire outbreaks. Mr Larbi expressed his sympathized to the victims and advised to work hard to recover their losses.

He praised the donors especially the churches and individuals for going to the aid the less fortunate members of the community. Mr Quarshie thanked them for their gesture.

A fire outbreak on 28th January 2007 burnt down an eight-bedroom house at Akoon in which a four-year-old boy was killed and property worth over 100 million cedis destroyed.

Source: GNA
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