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Mass burial and funeral held for drowned kids at Apam

A funeral ceremony has been organized for 11 of the children who got drowned in a sea at Apam.

The event which was attended by government delegation led by Honourable Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, was followed immediately with a mass burial of the deceased children.

The rather tensed atmosphere saw in attendance sympathizers from various walks of life, including ministers of states, chiefs, members of the clergy, as well as classmates of the deceased.


The leader of government’s delegation, Mrs Hawa Koomson presented an amount of Ghc10,000 to each of the deceased’s  parents, while Ghc5,000 was given to each of the survivors.

Additionally, Ghc10,000 was presented to the chiefs to perform any remaining rites after the funeral.

Speaking on the issue at the funeral grounds, the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan said that good measures are going to be put in place at various beaches across every coastal area in the region to ensure that such occurrence would not happen again.

Mrs. Hawa Koomson, while thanking the chiefs and the people of Gomoa Apam on behalf of the delegation for a yeoman’s job done in giving the deceased children a befitting burial, also advised parents to have keen interests in the businesses of their children.

She added that when children get to certain stages in life, they become adventurous so parents should pay attention to their children, and influence their decisions, if necessary.

Nana Essel Botchwey III, queen mother of Apam traditional area, on behalf of the parents of the deceased, and also on behalf of the chiefs and people of the area thanked the government delegation and all Ghanaians who sympathized with them in those hard times of grief.



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