Information reaching Adepanews confirms that Former President John Mahama has donated GHS13,000 to the families of the teenagers who drowned at Apam, Central Region, last week, and the fishermen council that assisted with rescue efforts.
The donation was made on behalf of Mr. Mahama by his running mate in the 2020 general elections, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang. She led a delegation of National Democratic Congress (NDC) party members to visit the families on Thursday, 11 March 2021.
The delegation included the parliamentarian of the Central Region and some region and constituency executives of the party. Among the MPs were Mr Richard Gyan-Mensah, Dr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, Mr James Gyakye Quayeson, Mr Abeiku Crentsil, Mr David Vondee and Mrs Gizella Tetteh Agbotui.
The party executives also included Mr Theophilus Aidoo Mensah, Mr Kojo Quansah, Ms Faustina Lamptey, Alhaji Muhammed Kassim and other constituency leaders.
The delegation who consoled the families and the Fishermen Council revealed that their donations are to support traditional rituals and the burial service of the young victims.
Mrs. Naana Opoku-Agyemang comforted the grieving families and took her time to engage the two survivors and their families.
Also, she registered her profound gratitude and appreciation to all those who helped with rescue efforts, especially the Fishermen Council, the youth of Apam, management and staff of St. Luke Catholic Hospital and the district police command.