The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Mrs. Mavis Hawa Koomson, on behalf of the government presented an amount of 36,000 Cedis to the families of the 12 teenagers who drowned while swimming in a sea at Apam on Sunday, March 7.
The Minister on her own also presented 2,000 Cedis to two of the survivors of the tragic incident and promised them the commitment of the government to support the families during the burial process.
The delegation led by the Honourable Minister, Regional Minister Marigold Assan, District Chief Executive for Gomoa West Bismark Baisie Nkum, the Regional Police Commander DCOP Habiba Twumasi Sarpong and the Member of Parliament for the area Richard Gyan Mensah commiserated with the bereaved families.
The Minister whiles commiserating with the bereaved families extended the President’s message of condolences to them and assured them of government’s support.
On behalf of the chiefs and the people of Apam, the queen mother of Apam Nana Essel Botwe III commended the government for its kind gesture.
Speaking with obaatanparadioonline.com reporter Prophetess Comfort Nyarko explained that it took the intervention of God for her son to survive in that tragic situation. She maintained that her son is now behaving like mentally challenged person.
However, the date for the funeral rites, which is to be followed immediately with a mass burial of the deceased has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 16.