Government is to pay the medical bills of the victims of the Akyem-Batabi building collapse disaster, Vice President Bawumia has confirmed.
The families of the disaster will also receive some assistance financially to help minimise their predicament in these trying times.
The Vice President handed over GH¢ 200,000 to the affected families on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Akyem-Batabi and promised the government is ready to do more if the need arises.
The six-story church building of the Church of Prosperity collapsed onto about 60 worshipers on Tuesday night, leading to the death of at least 22 persons, while others rescued from the remnants are receiving treatment.
The Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, Eastern Region Minister Eric Kwakye Darfuor and other officials and Vice President Bawumia visited the site of the disaster and consoled the families of those who lost their lives.
Dr Bawumia said “On behalf of President Akufo-Addo and the entire government, I wish to express our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters who have been affected by this disaster. Only God knows why this has happened, and we can only ask God to help us in this difficult time,”
“Government will foot the medical bills of the victims. We will also provide some financial assistance to the families to help them cope with this challenge.”
The founder of the Church of Prosperity, Prophet Akoa Isaac, has since been arrested and assisting with Police investigations.