On 20 January 2022, Ghana made international headlines following a huge blast in Apiatse, a township in the Western Region.
Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (20 January), Owusu-Bio said: “Although we gave ourselves until June, we have to factor in the months we used to relocate them and give a realistic timeline.”
He added: “So, we have a new timeline that ends in September this year. So, that will be exactly the year when the constructors started working there.”
According to him, “we are constructing a township, not just roads. At the same time, we are constructing infrastructure, including amenities such as water and electricity.”
We are putting up schools; we are also putting up markets; we will put up a community center, a clinic, and others within those same four months. As the president promised Ghanaians, there will be a new Appiatse township that will serve as a model town.”
“I charge the MCE with taking care of the relief aspect in terms of the welfare of the explosion victims.
“But also, during Christmas we were there to make donations to them, so we have been following everything that’s happening there, and they don’t complain about hunger,” he added.