The Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) has presented relief items worth over Ghs 250,000 to the victims of the Appiatse dynamite explosion in the Prestea Huni Valley Municipal area in the Western Region. This is in addition to a Ghs 200,000 donation made to the Appiatse Support Fund, the government fund set up, purposely to receive cash donations towards the support and restoration of the victims.
The relief items including tents, foodstuffs, clothes and other provisions constituted a pledge made by MIIF on a fact- apprising visit to the Appiatse Relief Camp and the ground zero of the explosion earlier in February 2022. Residents at the camp during the needs assessment visit told the MIIF team that their primary needs are shelter which required more tents and long-shelf foodstuffs among other pressing personal items.
“Today, we have brought what you requested for when we came to see you,” Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Income Investment Fund, Edward Nana Yaw Koranteng, told an enthusiastic gathering at the camp. “At MIIF we believe that whatever happens to you happens to all of us. In that spirit which is referred to as Ubuntu, we are because you are. It is our prayer that this token would help reduce your burden and bring you some restoration.”