The Apiatse Disaster Relief Committee in collaboration with the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly is putting up plans and activities to Mark the first anniversary of the deadly explosion that claimed several lives and left many injured in the country.

In a press release cited by, the scheduled activities will begin on Wednesday, 18th January, and end on Sunday, 22nd January with a Prayer session.

On 20th January 2022, a large explosion occurred along the Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road in Western Region, Ghana, after a truck transporting mining explosives collided with a motorcycle. The explosion leveled the nearby Apiate village, killing about 16 people and injuring about 500.

In an attempt to salvage the situation, a relief committee was put in place to see to the relocation of the community and liaise with the right stakeholders to salvage the pride of the community.

Read the full letter below

For Immediate Release

15th January 2023.
The Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly, The Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee in collaboration with the leveled Community have outlined activities to mark the ONE YEAR Commemoration of the deadly Appiatse EXPLOSION which took the lives of sixteen (16 ) persons, injuring about five hundred (500) people and blew away the whole Community in the afternoon of 20th January 2022.

The activities commence on Wednesday 18th January with a clean-up Exercise and will be climaxed with a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 22nd January at the Appiatse Relief Camp.

There will be a MEMORIAL PRAYER on the 20th of January 2023 and a minute silence observation at the explosion scene.