The Precious Minerals Marketing Company(PMMC) on Tuesday, (7th June) donated an amount of GHC 20,000 Ghana as its modest contribution towards the reconstruction of the Appiatse Community.
Speaking during the presentation, the Managing Director of PMMC, AKwasi Awuah commended the Appiatse Support Fund Committee for the prompt efforts to restore the livelihoods of the victims of the Appiatse explosion.
He described the explosion at Appiatse as one that “no nation would want to experience” and hoped that their contributions will go a long way to restore the Appiatse Community to life.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the Support Fund Committee, Rev.Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee disclosed the plans of the Appiatse Reconstruction and Implementation Teams to improve the conditions of the temporal structures erected to accommodate the victims.
She said, “We intend to make the Community an environmentally friendly houses that will among others harvest rains and solar panels” .
The Chairperson re-echoed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s call to have a model community that will serve as the template for building sustainable and eco-friendly communities in the country.
Rev. Dr. Aryee also used the platform to debunk media report that the Support Fund has run out of funds and added that the committee has been transparent and accountable in its dealings.
Mrs. Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, a member of the Committee also appreciated the donors and encouraged all others to come on board to contribute towards the rebuilding of the Appiatse township.
She stressed that, ” eventhough the contributions have slowed down, we are excited that we are still in the minds of people and you have come to support us reach our target”.
Meanwhile, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee also used the occasion to commend highly Minerals Development Fund (MDF) and Eagles Nest Foundation for donating an impressive GHC100,000 and GHC 2000 respectively.