The Appiatse Support Fund Committee has on Monday, 28th March, 2022, received donations from the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mantrac Ghana Limited and Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, responsible for Mines, Hon. George Mireku Duker.
The representatives from the VRA presented a cheque of 200,000 Ghana Cedis to the Fund as their contribution towards the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Appiatse community.
Speaking on behalf of VRA, Mr. Tutu Agyare, Board Chairman of VRA said their decision to contribute is not only for the short term of rebuilding the Appiatse Community but a long term commitment of investment to ensure that Appiatse township gets back on its feet.
“VRA is one of the few institutions in the country which has a lot of experience in resettlement having to do with the lake, so the extent to which the Committee requires the leverage of our experience, we can also offer that as well”. He said
Mr. Tutu requested that the committee keeps VRA in the know of other activities leading to the reconstruction of the community, while pledging their unwavering support to the team.
Mr.Emmanuel Antwi Darkwa, the CEO of VRA reiterated the Organisation’s willingness to offer assistance anytime needed in addition to the financial contribution made.
Addressing the team from VRA, the Chairman of the Appiatse Support Fund Committee, Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Committee.
“I’m glad that the Chairman mentioned that you would be willing to support us with all the knowledge that you have, not only about resettlement but also about being eco friendly and that’s what the President has instructed. VRA, we are so grateful for your generousity”.
She reecohed the President’s plans to make the Appiatse township an eco-friendly community and hinted that her team will soon brief the media on the committee’s recent activities so far.
Dr. Sulemanu Koney, a member of the Appiatse Support Fund Committee and CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, added his voice to appreciate the VRA team and hoped that beyond their contribution, the VRA will partner government and through the Appiatse Reconstruction Implementation Committee, help as the “energizer” of the nation to construct a sustainable community which will become “the Mecca of Mining Community development”
Meanwhile, Hon. George Mireku Duker and Mantrac Ghana Limited donated cheques of 5,000 Ghana Cedis and 32,500 Ghana Cedis respectively.