As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Ghana National Gas Company has issued an amount GH¢2 million cheque to support the victims of the Appiatse mining explosion.
“Permit to say that the amount will help the victims with their needs while they recover from their various hospitals due to recent mining explosion”, he stated.
Speaking to some selected journalists in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Gas Company, Dr. Benjamin Asante was optimistic that the company will be there to provide further support whenever the needs arises.
“Is a very tragic incident… So we are here basically to lend our support both emotionally and financially. Today, we are donating a seed money of two million Ghana cedis to help alleviate some of the problems that the municipality is facing. We also pledge that we will be here to support the recovery efforts in terms of medical expenses and emotional trials that have come and even also support with infrastructure” he mentioned.
According to him, “as we Speak today, the Ghana Gas Company is here because we find ourselves as a corporate citizen in this corridor. One of our transmission lines is not too far from where the incidents took place”.
“It passes through Prestea to Kumasi and so we are very much part of this community” he pointed out.
The Ghana Gas Company is poised to continue paying their bills and also have its men visiting the victims time to time.
Mr. Asante said that Ghana Gas Company is going to make sure children’s in Apiatse will be enrolled into the company scholarship scheme.
As a corporate institution, the company would not only support disaster in western but rather in all the sixteen region’s where disasters occur.
By Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina/Gideon Kotey