GCB BANK, MIIF And Others Donate To Appiatse Support Fund (PICS)


The Appiatse Support Fund has on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 received in turns donations from the GCB Bank PLC, the Minerals Income Investment Fund ( MIIF), a Deputy Minister at the Office of the Attorney General, Hon. Diana Asonaba Dapaah and a Business Woman by name Madam Philomina Asantewaa Debrah.


The GCB Bank PLC which was the first institution to take its turn after the Ghana Chamber of Mines, donated an amount of GHC100, 000 as their quota to rebuilding and rehabilitation of Appiatse.


A Representative from GCB Bank PLC who spoke on behalf of the team described the Appiatse incident as tragic and sympathized with the victims saying that GCB is prepared to support the rebuilding of the Appiatse community.


He stated, "GCB has opened an account and have used their facility to disseminate information to everyone who is prepared to support the community by providing a short code *422 * 530# for easy payment".


A team from the Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) headed by their CEO, Mr. Edward Nana Yaw Koranteng, also joined the plie of donors to give GHC200,000 as their contribution to the support fund.


Mr. Koranteng said their donation is to demonstrate to the people of Appiatse that they are with them in their trying time.


He announced that they have visited the Appiatse relief camp to do a need assessment study which has informed their decision to donate some 250, 000 worth of relief items, 50 tents to provide shelter for 100 people, roofing sheets, among others in the coming week.


He pledged that they will go to the extent of helping with the setting up of the tents as and when delivered to the camp.


He commended the Chairperson of the Committee and her members for "a Yeoman's job done, by mobilizing people to give for such a worthy cause.


The Deputy Minister for the Office of the Attorney General, Hon. Diana Asonaba Dapaah also presented a cheque of 2,000 Ghana cedis to Support Fund.


Madam Philomina Asantewaa Debrah, a businesswoman, and an Entrepreneur also brought in some relief items being clothes, shoes, and utensils to be sent to the people of Appiatse.


Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, the Chairperson of the Appiatse Support Fund Committee, in her message of appreciation to all donors set the records straight with regards to the donation of relief items.


She stressed "We are so grateful for your generosity but I need to state that this Fund is specifically for the reconstruction of Appiatse and for their livelihoods and so to prevent any mix-up and encourage orderliness, I will employ those who want to donate relief items to please go to the Appiatse community to make their donations to them"


She also called for Ghanaians and friends of Ghana to support the furnishing of the temporary structures with roofing sheets, wood, and other building materials to complete the project in time.


She also gave specifics to what the people are currently calling out for as relief items. "what I hear is that the people are interested in receiving beans, maize, gari, salt, and canned foods. We would be glad if you could send these things rather than rice"


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Story by: News Desk Report

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