Hundreds of residents in Appiate who were displaced by the Bogoso-Appiate explosion in January 2022 are appealing for support from individuals and institutions during this festive season.

The explosion which was caused when a truck containing explosives collided with a motorcycle ravaged the town resulting in the destruction of majority of the towns infrastructure and led to the loss of life of over 13 people. Following the explosion, over 841 affected victims of the disaster including widows and orphans who have lost their livelihoods have had to be moved to the Dumasi Resettlement Site where they are receiving some form of support.

Picture: Wreckage from Appiate explosion

A resident of Appiate, Diana Assando who lost her husband in the explosion, appealed for support from concerned citizens and the public as she is forced to cater for her three children alone. She added that she appreciates the love and care that have been showed to them by the leaders of the country and other concerned person so far wish them a merry Christmas but ended by asking if more can be done.

Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Appiate Disaster Committee, Thywill Quarshie,  extended his gratitude to the public for their support. He added that their love and kindness are remarkable and they are very grateful but however pleads with Ghanaians to remember the people of Appiate especially widows and orphans, while they celebrate Christmas  by donating to put smiles on their faces.

“We appreciate what you’ve been doing for us so far. The support since day one for the Appiate people is absolutely remarkable and we appreciate all of it for that. That aside, while you celebrate the Xmas, we would like to appeal to you that you will remember the people of Appiate most especially the widows, orphans by the explosion so that we can also plan or put some smiles on their faces. So while you celebrate, remember to do something to support the victims of Appiate this season”, he added.