APPIATSE: " We Have Sent Counsellors To Interact With Persons Mentally Disarray" - Prof. Amankwah


Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology, Prof. Richard K. Amankwah has revealed that his outfit has dispatched counsellors to Appiatse to interact with youth and persons who were mentally disarray following the explosion.


According to him, the involvement of counsellors will psych the minds of people and help them forget about the incident.


Speaking at the inauguration of a five-member technical committee to review the health and safety standards within the mining, he said "We have sent counsellors to Appiatse to interact with the young ones and other people who were mentally disarray because of the issue that have gone on there"


He also mentioned that UMAT has done lots of work since the disaster occured.


"As Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), we have done a lot of work since the disaster happened. We have a disaster and management hub and we sent them down there to take drone shots of the space"


He also hinted that UMAT has seen the vibrations that have gone on in Appiatse, have decided to treat the soil before buildings come up.


The Vice Chancellor told Journalists, the treatment exercise will be free of charge.


"We are doing these for free as our contribution to the reconstruction of Appiatse"


He made these known at the inauguration of a five-member technical committee to review the health and safety standards within the mining in Accra.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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