Today, Monday, January 24, 2022, the minister held series of meetings with various stakeholders, following the Apiate explosion incident. He begun by receiving a preliminary draft report from the Minerals Commission, the regulator of the sector. Further investigations into some aspects of the incident and its immediate aftermath, is ongoing, and, hopefully, a final report will be submitted.
Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor held fruitful discussions with the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the umbrella body of large-scale mining companies, on health and safety standards in the mining industry, and how to collaborate to support victims of the tragic incident.
In the meeting, and on the instructions of the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Hon Abu Jinapor will announced the Apiate Support Fund, to, among others, support the victims of the incident and reconstruct the Apiate township, as well as a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry to examine the entire health and safety regime of mining in Ghana.
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