By Edmound Tetteh
Communication Officer at Chirano Gold Mines, Kwabena Owusu-Ampratwum, said a delegation from the company will visit the town to assess the situation, following the explosion which killed 17 people and injured 60 others.
Mr. Owusu-Ampratwum added that they are also gathering resources to give the needed support to the victims of the Appiatse explosion.
”We are working with the mining services provider to provide all the needed support to ensure that we are able to take care of those who have been affected. But just to clarify a few things, the truck belongs to one of our contractors who was bringing something to us. It’s not a truck belonging to CHIRANO GOLD MINES directly.”
“Yes, we are involved in driving or conveying it. Nonetheless we believe that there are lots of issues with loss of lives and that is what we want to focus on and get the people that are affected and give them the necessary care and attention needed. And also commiserate with affected families who have unfortunately lost some members”.
”The contents of this truck are explosives that we use for mining.”
”We are gathering resources necessary to assist the affected together with the Company that is directly involved which is MAXAM, we are working with them to make sure that the injured and everybody get the needed treatment. As soon as possible we have a delegation over there to go and look at the situation and then assess the condition of the people over there, especially those that are directly affected, that’s the injured, the dead and unfortunately the Community that has been affected.”
”So as we speak we have a delegation going to look at the situation and we shall provide support together with our mining services provider the support that everyone needs to be able to resolve the situation.”
Obviously, it’s going to have a lasting impact, but, according to Mr. Owusu-Ampratwum, when we are there we will give the needed support.