The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has assured the chief and the people of Apiate that a thorough investigation will be carried out in order to find the root cause of the explosion that caused many lives and properties in the town.
He said this at a durbar ground in the community and added that the government has already established a committee made up of officials of various government agencies to commence the investigation.
“It is necessary for the government to investigate and find out what exactly caused the explosion. Who did his work and who didn’t? Who is to take the blame and who’s not. The investigations will come from various agencies including the Ghana Fire Service, the Ghana Police Service and the Minerals Commission.
” …After the investigations, then we we’ll be able to find out the real truth about the explosion. There have been various accounts of what actually transpired when the explosives detonated. Nana, I must assure you that the investigations will surely include you and your community members. We’ve set a committee that will carry out this investigations and I’m sure they’ll come to you for support”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Apiate has stated that the truck that was carrying the explosive materials had no police escort as claimed by the police. According to him, some members of the town even testified that the truck had no police escort on that fateful day of the disaster.