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Lands Minister Donates GHC20,000 To Appiatse Support Fund


As part of efforts of reaching out and helping in the reconstruction of the Appiatse community, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor has donated GHc20,000 to the fund.


According to Hon. Jinapor, he believes his contribution will help put smiles of the faces of victims who survived the explosion and also green the community.


"I want to commend all those who have contributed to the Appiatse Support Fund. Most especially, my own boss the President of Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for setting the pace.


He called on other MPs, Ministers, Ghanians living home and abroad to contribute their widow's mite.


"I encourage all Ghanaians, residents and friends in Ghana to also contribute, just as the slogan of the fund demands" Obiatua bi".


He also commended highly the members of the fund for their service to the nation.


"I must commend the committee for their excellent national service to the nation. They've done a good job so far"


Chairperson of the Appiatse Support Fund Committe, Rev.

Dr. Joyce Aryee said "The Minister has really shown leadership. It is exemplary and other ministers to follow his steps"


She disclosed that the President who made a GHC100,000 pledge has redeemed it, stressing that "the money has hit our account and we are grateful"


She assured the media that there is no scam and there will be no scam in the collection and disbursement of the funds. "this will be done as transparently as possible to cross out any questions and cynicism"


She also encouraged the media to propagate the gospel of the collection to enable more people contribute towards the fund and more importantly help rebuild the model community.


Meanwhile, the Chinese Embassy in Ghana has also presented a cheque of GHC50,000 Ghana cedis to support the aim of the fund.


Their donations makes them the first Embassy in Ghana to contribute towards the fund.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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