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Appiatse Reconstruction Community: Akufo-Addo government delivers on housing delivery promise – Minister of Lands


The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, has revealed that the completion of Phase II of the Appiatse Reconstruction Project is a further testament to the government’s dedication to consistently deliver on its promises to the people.

In a speech delivered during the commissioning of the 124 housing project on Thursday, May 2, 2024, Samuel A. Jinapor explained that the promise to build a suitable housing project for the resettlement of the victims of the Appiatse explosion was made by the vice president. , Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia when he visited the community for the first time after the incident.

Samuel A. Jinapor stated that after that promise, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia became very interested in the developments in Appiatse and constantly sought updates on the resettlement projects.

He also detailed President Akufo-Addo’s commitment and role in the completion of the project, stating that it is a manifestation of his determination to deliver on his promises to the Ghanaian public.

“Indeed, since the unfortunate incident of January 20, 2022, the Vice President has been instrumental in bringing aid to the people of Appiatse, including leading a government delegation to this community immediately after the incident and making a donation staff. towards initial relief efforts. It is therefore reassuring that the Vice President, who has been with the people of Appiatse from the beginning, commissioned this building to restore hope to the victims of the incident.

“Your Excellency, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Nananom, Ladies and Gentlemen, if there was any doubt that the Government is committed to the promises we make to our people, this rebuilt Appiatse Community should put that doubt to rest. And if there is also any doubt that governments are capable of delivering, this is reason enough to believe otherwise.

“Today, we are giving hope to people who were once scarred by an unimaginable explosion, as a testimony to the unwavering commitment of President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Bawumia, to harness the resources of our country to bring relief to our people. and unleash prosperity for the mass of our people. May Appiatse’s story continue to inspire us to work together for our country and our people,” he said.

Abu Jinapor also took stock of the interventions and initiatives undertaken by the Government through the Ministry since the Appiatse explosion two years ago. In doing so, Abu Jinapor praised several people and institutions for their role in realizing the project.

He mentioned former Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, and Minerals Commission Board Chairperson, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, for the diverse and dedicated roles they played.

He made a passionate appeal to the residents who will occupy the buildings to maintain it properly and ensure it serves the purpose for which it was built.

“ To effectively execute the commitment to rebuild the community, an Appiatse Reconstruction Implementation Committee (ARIC) was established, under the able chairmanship of the then Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Atwima Nwabiagya North Constituency , Mr. Benito Owusu-Bio. , with the strong help of renowned architect, Mr. Charles Blankson-Hemans, and many others, was established to undertake the design and construction of this beautiful community rebuilt into a modern, green and sustainable municipality, as a model of rural development. , hoping

“Let me specifically mention former Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, former Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley and now Chairperson of the Minerals Commission, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, for her extraordinary support and leadership, as well as the Municipality. The Chief Executive, Dr. Isaac Dasmani, and the chiefs and people of Appiatse, led by the Beppoh Divisional Chief, Nana Atta Kwadwo Bremebi II, whose collective efforts have brought us this far,” she said.

Benito Owusu-Bio, Chairman of Appiatse Reconstruction, expressed his gratitude to the government and expressed his enthusiasm for the project tender.

The ceremony, which was attended by senior government officials such as the Minister of Information-designate, Fatima Abubakir, Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko, among others, also saw the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, inaugurate the construction of a 70 square meter building. unitary housing project which is Phase Three of the Appiatse Reconstruction Project.

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