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Appiatse back on track as gov’t build new homes - PICTURES

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The community of Appiatse in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region is witnessing a rebirth following the tragic explosion that rocked the area in 2022.

With the government's unwavering commitment to rebuild the shattered community, Appiatse is now on the path to recovery, symbolized by the construction of new homes and essential infrastructure.

The devastating explosion, which occurred when a vehicle transporting mining explosives collided with a motorcycle, resulted in the loss of lives, displacement of families, and widespread destruction of property. However, the spirit of the Appiatse community remained unbroken, and with the support of government initiatives, hope began to emerge from the rubble.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024, a significant milestone was reached as Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia led the commissioning of 120 newly constructed housing units in Appiatse. These homes, comprising the first phase of the government's relief efforts, stand as symbols of resilience and progress for the community.

Addressing the gathered crowd at the commissioning ceremony, Vice President Bawumia reflected on the strength and unity displayed by the people of Appiatse in the aftermath of the disaster. "Today, we gather at this same venue, not just to commemorate the tragic event, but also to celebrate resilience, compassion, and the indomitable spirit of the people of Appiatse," he remarked.

The commissioning ceremony, attended by prominent government officials including Information Minister-designate Fatimatu Abubakar, Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, and Divisional Chief Nana Atta Kwadwo Brembi II, marked a pivotal moment in Appiatse's journey towards recovery.

The completion of the housing units represents the first step in rebuilding the community's infrastructure and restoring normalcy to residents' lives. In addition to providing shelter, the government has ensured the inclusion of essential facilities such as markets, schools, internal roads, water and electricity connections, drainage systems, and water storage systems. These amenities are integral to improving the quality of life and fostering economic growth within the community.

Mr. Jinapor, the Lands and Natural Resource Minister, reiterated the government's commitment to completing the remaining phases of the reconstruction project. He affirmed that no effort would be spared in ensuring that all aspects of the community's redevelopment are fulfilled.

He said the remaining two phases will continue immediately after the units have been handed over to residents.

“Rght after the commissioning of these buildings, the Vice President will cut sod for the commencement of work on Phase three, consisting of the construction of sixty-seven (67) additional buildings together with other facilities at the peripheries of the new community,” he said.

Nana Atta Kwadwo Brembi II, Divisional Chief of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, expressed gratitude for the concerted effort in rebuilding the community while urging the government to expedite the completion of the remaining phases. His sentiments echoed the collective desire of the Appiatse community to fully restore their home to its former glory.



source: Theannouncergh.com