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General News of Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Peabo explosion: Nsawam Adoagyiri MP weeps for victims

A year after a deadly explosion at Peabo in Nsawam-Adoagyiri in the Eastern region, victims are yet to receive compensation.

A total of six hundred and fifty-five (655) affected households benefited from the grant with each household receiving GH¢300.00.

According to reports, a blast from a quarry site belonging to A.K.Y Mining Services Limited along the Adeiso road occurred as a result of a naked fire getting into contact with ammonium dynamite.

The devastation caused many injuries while substantial properties were lost through the accident.

On Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Wednesday, the Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annor Dompreh wept over the total neglect of the victims.

He said efforts to get the needed compensation for the victims and families of the deceased have not yielded in positive results.

He said even though the Ministerial Committee set up to investigate the explosion recommended a ten-year ban on the operations of A.K.Y Mining Services Limited, it is still operating.

“It is as if you don’t have leaders in this country because nothing meaningful has been done for the victims. I have gained enemies even within my own party for insisting the right things be done” he bemoaned.

Mr. Annor Dompreh noted that through the support of corporate bodies, he was able to do donations to the victims.

On the way forward, he revealed talks the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery to ensure officials of the company are prosecuted.

Frank Annor Dompreh appealed to President Akufo-Addo to compensate victims of the explosion.