Jospong Group donates items to Appiatse explosion victims

The Jospong Group of Companies has donated relief items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to victims of Appiatse community explosion.

The donation comes as an act of benevolence from the group to commiserate with families of victims and the entire community of Appiatse.

The items presented included 100 bags of rice, 50 bags of 100kg gari, 50 bags of 100kg beans, 2,000 exercise books for school children, 100 pieces of buckets and 9 gallons of liquid soaps as well as 50 bottles of hand sanitisers.

Appiatse which is a mining community between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region was involved in a fatal explosion that ravaged the entire community, leaving 13 people dead and many others severely injured, after a mining explosive vehicle collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion earlier this year.

Leading the team to present the items, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of Jospong Group of Companies, Sophia Kudjordji, said “We are all witnesses to the unfortunate incident that happened a month ago at the Appiatse, to this effect, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies pushed us to contact you to know what exactly will be needed for the victims.”

“Today we are here in the name of the Jospong Group of Companies including Zoomlion and other subsidiaries to bring you these items based on the request you made and we have also added few others things.

The Western Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Abdulai Abdullah, indicated that the mission of Jospong Group of Companies was to “improve the people’s lives,” and added that the Jospong Group of Companies see it as a golden opportunity to show our widow’s mite as far as the disaster is concerned”.

Receiving the items on behalf of the victims of Appiatse community, the Divisional Chief of Bepoh, Nana Atta KojoBeremebi II, thanked the Jospong Group of Companies for their kind gesture. 

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of PresteaHuni Valley, Mr Isaac Dasomani, who accompanied the divisional chief of Bepoh to receive the items, expressed the community’s profound gratitude to the Jospong Group of Companies.

 “In fact, Jospong Group of Companies has demonstrated leadership by donating such uncalculated items.

The MCE, Mr Dasomani, said their biggest challenge was a vehicle that would be used to convey the children to school,.

According to him, out of a population of 964, about 40% were school children. 

He, therefore, appealed to organisations to support them with minibusses to convey the children to school.

Other members of the delegation from the Jospong Group of Companies were Mrs Emma AdwoaAppiaaOsei-Duah, Communications and Corporate Affairs Director, Zoomlion, Mr Thomas N. Korley, Zoomlion Foundation and National Project Officer, Mr Jephthah Tetteh and Idris Adam, Communications and Corporate Affairs.

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