Moved by the plight of the victims of the explosion at Appiatse in the Western Region, Datamaker, a Korean startup company in Ghana, has donated food and other items totalling GH¢6,000 to the people.
The items include rice, boxes of Indomie, beverages, exercise books for children, candies, chocolate drinks, Cerelac, packsof dusters, used clothes and packs of face masks donated by the Korean community in Accra.
Mr Cha Yoon Kwon, the Managing Director of Datamaker, said the company made the donation to bring relief to the victims.
He said “We at Datamaker Ghana Ltd. see generosity as part of who we are. We as a company, deemed it needful to support the people of the Appiatse Relief Camp(Dumase new site) during these difficult times. The aim of the donation is to offer relief to the victims.”
Mr Francis Abeiku Yankah, the Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Prestea-HuniValleywho received the items expressed gratitude to Datamaker for going to the aid of the victims.
He appealed for donation of more tents to address the issue of congestion, adding that“This is because the number of tents are not enough for the number of people.”
Some of the victims expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Datamaker for reaching out to them in time of need.
Brenya Mensah, a victim, said the fine imposed on the mining company should be used to better the lives of the community.
He called on the Minerals Commission to ensure the law on carrying of explosive materials was enforced.
BY MALIK SULLEMANA