General News of Thursday, 22 November 2012
Families of the 14 victims of the Melcom disaster who lost their lives have received GH¢10,000 each from government.
The presentation was made Thursday at the Local Government Ministry. This is beside the Melcom Disaster Fund established by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly with a seed capital of GH¢30,000, GH¢10,000 from Zoomlion and GH¢25,000 cedis from the management of Melcom.
Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awini who was at the presentation said the short event was characterized by emotional moments.
Some relatives shed tears when they went for the envelope, he observed.
Local Government Minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo empathized with the families and told them the money cannot replace their loved ones, but just to assist them.
The Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly announced that the fund established for the victims would be disbursed when the amount gets to 100,000.
It was also made known that disbursement would be done whenever the fund accrued to GH¢100,000.