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GRA donates GHC100k to Ngyiresia premix fuel explosion victims

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has made a cash donation of one hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC100,000) to support victims of the Ngyiresia premix fuel explosion in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region.

A short ceremony was held at the Palace of Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Paramount Chief of the Essikadu Traditional Area where Commissioner of Customs Division, Brigadier General Zibrim Bawa Ayorrogo handed the money to the victims.

The donation is to ensure affected victims receive the needed health care to enable them to recover from the injuries.

Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority who is also the Member of Parliament for Essikadu Ketan Constituency, Joe Ghartey highlighted the cost involved in getting the affected victims out of their woes.

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He called on other individuals and organizations to come on board and support the victims.

“To manage a burn victim involves a lot of money, a medical officer told me it even costs more than dialysis. What some of us are trying to do is to rally support for the families. We have already rallied fifty thousand from Amandi, we have also given out our own money, and today, the Ghana Revenue Authority has brought GHC100,000. We are also here to strengthen and commiserate with victims and their families. People should not think this is a lot of money because taking care of the victims involves a lot. We have nine of the victims who are not out of the woods, so we still need more contributions to support the victims,” he indicated.

Nana Kobina Nketsia V was appreciative of the gesture. He implored officers of the Ghana Revenue Authority to use their uniforms to defend the country.

Three more persons aged 55, 24, and 14 years, among some sixteen persons caught up in the premix fuel explosion, have, succumbed to their injuries, making the number of deaths in the disaster six.

Daniela Cornelius, 14, who was receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is reported to have died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

The other two, Nurideen Morrison, 24, and Kojo Egyir, 55 are said to have died at separate locations on Sunday, June 2, 2024.