Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd (CBG) has donated GH¢100,000 to the Appiatse Support Fund to help with the reconstruction of the community.
This follows a huge explosion on January 20, 2022, along the Tarkwa Bogoso-Ayamfuri road when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle.
The crash claimed the lives of 13 people, flattened many houses completely, damaged vehicles, leaving many inhabitants with various injuries, and social and economic challenges.
Presenting the cheque to the Appiatse Support Fund, the Managing Director, Mr Daniel Addo, explained in a release issued in Accra on March 2, that the bank had an obligation to extend a helping hand when a challenge of this nature befalls a community.
He said: “We are here to add our contribution to establish a new township for Appiatse as part of reaffirming our brand tagline, ‘We Stand With You’. This brand promise puts a social responsibility on us to stand with our communities.”
Mr Addo said CBG was aligned with the fund’s vision to build a model community. “We identify with your pillars of building a green, and environmentally friendly township that serves as a model for building townships in Ghana”.
Receiving the donation, the chairperson of the five-member committee, Rev. Dr Joyce Aryee, expressed appreciation to CBG, saying: “Thank you CBG for coming out to support the fund to rebuild the Appiatse community and support victims of the explosion. We call on mining firms, corporate Ghana and individuals to come on board and support”.
Rev. Dr Aryee further called on Ghanaians to assist with donations to the fund to support the victims and rebuild the community.
Other members of the CBG delegation were: Deputy Managing Director (DMD), Corporate Resources, Nana Ama Poku, and the Director, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Angela Forson.
The CBG donation is to support the government in the rebuilding of the community, as well as the rehabilitation of the about 900 victims who are lucky to have escaped the disaster.
The Appiatse Support Fund is expected to coordinate the mobilisation of resources to reconstruct the community.