Plans to reconstruct the tragedy-hit Appiatse community has started in earnest as a lot of companies have shown interest to help in the re-construction with key among them as the State Housing Corporation, the Ghana Chamber of Mines who have offered to provide building materials of fifty thousand dollars and a host of others.
According to Dr Isaac Dasmani, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal, all was set for the rebuilding of the community as the Assembly awaits the clearance report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensuring that the place was appropriate to start re-building.
He hinted that other companies have donated various building materials such as wood and roofing sheets with Ghana Gas issuing a cheque for GHc 2 million to support the reconstruction project.
He also mentioned that arrangements were being made to get the bodies of the deceased released to their relatives for burial.
Meanwhile, iGOGHANA can confirm that preparatory works on the proposed site at Bogoso-Kojokrom for the resettlement of the displaced victims of the explosion is about 90 per cent complete as victims were to be resettled at the new site, beginning yesterday Wednesday, January 26.
As part of the resettlement, some of the relief items have been sent to the site with the availability of water, washrooms and a lot of security measures in place ensuring that the site was adequately prepared for them.
The move was also to deal with the health concerns associated with the former place, while the new temporary site is expected to accommodate about six hundred (600) people due to the fact that some of the victims have moved to stay with their relatives in neighbouring communities.
The MCE was optimistic that the work done so far was enough to accommodate the over six hundred people while working on the rebuilding project and promised that the mounted tents at the site would be shared according to households, adding that a family would receive either a bigger or smaller tent depending on the size.
He announced that a bigger tent could accommodate about fifteen (15) people while the smaller tents could only take six (6) people and explained that the decision was to provide the avenue for the people to do their cooking with added items like coal pot, charcoal and others.
He also indicated that a tent had been designated to serve as a clinic, where nurses would be stationed to meet the health needs of the people whereas an entertainment room fixed with Television sets have also been provided to give entertainment for the people.
However, Dr Dasmani was worried about how to provide the people with basic amenities to make their life livable and assured that the Assembly would do its best to make that happen.