Following the recent Appiate fire explosion, which startled the country, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has urged for an increased degree of public safety awareness.

Hundreds of people were displaced, and 14 individuals died as a result of the catastrophe, which resulted in a range of injuries among the victims.

In a statement signed by Most Rev. Philip Naameh, President of the Bishops’ Conference, it noted that it was critical for stakeholders to begin a conversation on national safety awareness in order to empower citizens on how to avoid another national calamity.

Existing rules should be rewritten and aggressively enforced to deal with criminals, according to the Bishops.

“It is our hope and prayer that as a nation, we shall learn the needed lessons from this latest fatal development and ensure that regulations are strictly enforced in the country and the appropriate punishments meted out to deserving offenders. May the necessary measures be taken to avert similar occurrences in the future.”

The Conference noted that it was advisable that the Catholic Faithful threw their weight behind sufferers to enable them to recuperate from the disaster.

It went on to say that the victims’ relief efforts would be greatly aided if the entire community pitched in.

“In the spirit of charity, we wish to appeal to our Catholic faithful and all people of goodwill to
donate towards the relief process currently ongoing to help meet the needs of the Appiatse
victims.”

GCBC also recognized the contributions of the Ghanaian government and other stakeholders in providing assistance to the victims through their services and donations.

“We thank all the service providers and the donors for their prompt response and interventions.”

AGNUSDEIMEDIA.COM

Source: AGNUS-DEI MEDIA

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