One week funeral observation has been held for the seven member family who were all consumed in an inferno at Gomoa Buduburam in the central region. The sorrowful event saw the attendance of members of the education directorate, teachers, family and pupils.
Meanwhile, the district director of education has announced that, series of psychological assistance is been offered to teachers and pupils of the Gomoa Buduburam D/A Basic School D where Mr. Assan Donkor was a headteacher.
Mr. Assan Robert Assan Donkor, his wife and 5 children including a 4month old baby were killed a fire outbreak that gutted their residential apartment at Gomoa Buduburam on Saturday, January 15, 2021.
Speaking to Obaatanpa Mireku nyampong, the district director of education for Gomoa East, Francisca Esi De-Graft Johnson, observed that though the demise of Mr. Assan has created a vacuum in the school he headed, plans are underway to fill that vacuum in order to ensure a smooth administration of the school.
Whilst commiserating with the extended family, she also announced that psychological support is been offered to the teachers and pupils of the school where Mr. Assan until his demise was the headmaster.
Some Mps also attended the occasion to commiserate with teachers, pupils and the extended family of the fire victims. Here are some of their reactions on the incident.
Kweku Assan Donkor is a family spokesperson, he has described his brother as calm and an intelligent man.
He has described the tragedy as devastating but has commended the education directorate for their intervention since the happening of the incident.
He announced that the final funeral rites of the family has been scheduled to take place on the19th of February, 2022 at Kade in the Eastern region.
Meanwhile, Chief of Buduburam, Nana Kojo Essel II has announced that a purification ritual shall be conducted at the residence where the incident occurred. He has admonished people to be more cautious with fire especially when the harmattan intensifies.