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Bagbin condoles, prays Psalm 34:18 for victims and families of Bogoso explosion

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Headlines Bagbin condoles, prays Psalm 34:18 for victims and families of Bogoso explosion
JAN 21, 2022 LISTEN

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin has extended his condolences to the victims and families of the explosion that happened at Appiatse, near Bogoso in the Western Region on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Yesterday, there was an accident at Appiatse involving a truck conveying explosives for a mining company, a motorcycle, and a third vehicle close to an electricity transformer, leading to the explosion.

Having been briefed of the incident, the Speaker of Parliament says he has been shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of lives, varying degrees of injury and the loss of properties in town.

In a statement, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin said, “I offer my condolences and prayers to the victims and their families. Their pain and grief is unimaginable. But “the Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).”

He further pleads with Ghanaians to remember the victims battling for their lives at the various hospitals in prayers.

Below is the full statement from the Speaker of Parliament:

Press release

For Immediate release

January 21, 2022.

STATEMENT ON THE APIATE EXPLOSION BY RT HON ALBAN SUMANA KINGSFORD BAGBIN, SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

I received with shock and sadness news of an accident that resulted in the tragic loss of lives, varying degrees of injury and the loss of property in the town of Apiate, near Bogoso in the Western Region.

I offer my condolences and prayers to the victims and their families. Their pain and grief is unimaginable. But “the Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

I entreat all Ghanaians to remember them in their prayers. I also encourage those in adjourning communities to open their doors to them. And to the rest of Ghanaians to offer whatever support they can by way of food, water, building materials, clothing, and anything essential to ease the grief of our fellow country men and women. Let us, in the proverbial Ghanaian spirit of love and hospitality, help them to rebuild their lives.

Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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