The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has announced it is investigating circumstances leading to the fatal explosion at Apiate that has led to the death some 17 persons.
The Ministry says it is working through the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission to investigate the circumstances leading to the accident involving the transportation of explosives at Apiate a community near Bogoso in the Western Region on Thursday, 20th January, 2022.
According to the Ministry, this is inline with the Minerals and Mining(Explosives)Regulations, 2012 (L.I.2177).
“The investigation will among others help govt to determine whether the regulations covering transportation of explosives were complied with and also what led to the unfortunate tragedy.
Govt is determined as indicated by the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to assist a ” Return to a situation of normalcy for residents”. as quickly as practicable,” the Ministry said in a statement.