The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has donated some relief items to victims of the explosion at a quarry site in Adoagyiri, in the Eastern Region.
He made a donation, comprising 250 bags of cement, 400 pieces of roofing sheets, and an undisclosed amount of cash to the victims of the explosion.
Nana Addo together with some party stalwarts from the region consoled victims of the explosion as well.
On December 23, 2015, an explosion occurred at a quarry site in Adoagyiri, which, according to Police investigators, was caused by the presence of explosive materials in containers at the site.
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In addition to the loss of life and injuries to some persons, properties worth millions of Ghana cedis in nearby communities were also destroyed.
The NPP presidential candidate explained that, in the aftermath of the explosion, he deemed it important to assess at first-hand the extent of destruction, and also see what he, together with the party, could do to help assuage the pain and suffering of the victims.
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“I want you to trust me. I am humbly asking Ghanaians to give me and the NPP the chance to implement the good plans we have for this country. We are going to change the fortunes of our country, and bring about prosperity for all and jobs for our youth, so our young people can live lives of dignity,” Nana Ado told the gathering.