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15.10.2008 Politics

Dan Botwe Assists Bereaved Family

Dan Botwe Assists Bereaved Family

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for the Okere Constituency in the Eastern Region, Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, has decided to personally provide coffins for the three persons, Doris Asantewa, 55, Yaa Oforiwa, 72, and Kwasi Mantey, a three-year-old boy who lost their lives through landslide at Adukrom-Yensi, a farming village in the constituency, last Monday.

Mr Botwe, who initially presented GH¢200 to the bereaved family, also indicated that he would in addition cater for other funeral expenses.

He made the promise when he visited the bereaved family at Adukrom-Yensi recently.

He was accompanied by Mr Kwabena Agyepong, a member of the campaign team of the flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, who represented the flag bearer.

Mr Dan Botwe, who was outside the country when the incident occurred, said he would in addition assist the community in diverse ways to make life worth living for the people.

He expressed his condolence to the bereaved family.

Mr Kwabena Agyepong, for his part, expressed Nana Akufo-Addo's condolence to the bereaved family.

The District Chief Executive for Akuapem North, Mr Edward Adu Aboagye, who was also present, stated that construction work on the trunk-road linking Adukrom-Yensi with the main Adukrom-Koforidua highway would start by the weekend to facilitate the movement of the people.

Earlier, a relative of the victims, Mr Daniel Henaku, briefed Mr Botwe and his team about the incident and thanked the DCE and all those who promptly came to their aid to retrieve the bodies of the victims.

 

Mr Henaku who also spoke on behalf of the community appealed to Mr Botwe to assist relocate them since their present abode had been declared to be not too safe by officials of the Geological Service.

Story by A. Kofoya-Tetteh.

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