The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo has led a team of 30 psychologists from the Mental Health Authority, and directors from the ministry to visit the families and survivors of the Apam beach drowning disaster.
The visit, which forms part of the government’s continued efforts to support the families of the victims, as well as the survivors of the March 7 drowning incident is also to afford the sector minister the opportunity to commiserate with the families for the first since taking charge of the ministry.
In her consolatory message, the Dome-Kwabenya MP expressed her condolence, and that of the president to the families and people of Apam.
Quoting from the Book of Revelations 21:4, Honourable Adwoa Safo encouraged the affected families to have solace in the Lord, and trust Him to wipe away tears from their eyes.
However, the team of Psychologists will spend a week in the community and take the families and the survivors through counselling sessions to reform them.
The president of the Association, Dr. Collins Badu Agyemang has expressed optimism that the processes will be successful.
According to him, the processes will in the end build their resilience for the future and deal with anxiety, fear and depression they may be experiencing.