Osu Fire Victims Receive Support

AMA Boss, Dr. Alfred Nii Oko Vanderpuije

AMA Boss, Dr. Alfred Nii Oko Vanderpuije

Nii Armah Mensah left receiving the cash donation from Nii Armah Ashitey as Alfred Oko Vanderpuije and others look on.

The family of the children who died in a recent fire that gutted a house at Osu Kuku Hill, Accra has received donations towards the burial of the deceased.

The items included two bags of maize, four bags of rice, two gallons of vegetable oil, a bag of sugar, cartons of milk, Milo, Mackerel, Corned Beef, as well as 10 cartons of bottled water.

The family also received cash of GH¢5,000 from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Korle Klottey, Nii Armah Ashitey, the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Oko Vanderpuije and the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo.

Mr. Ashitey, who presented the items to the family on behalf of the delegation, expressed condolence to the bereaved family.

Since the unfortunate incident has already happened, what needs to be done is to see to the peaceful interment of the deceased and we have come to support you with the donation, he said.

Mr. Vanderpuije also consoled the family, noting that they would continue to pray to God to comfort them.

He said God Almighty would strengthen them and heal their wounds.

Nii Armah Mensah, the head of the family, who received the items, thanked the delegation for supporting the family in trying times.

He said the items would help the family to properly bury the deceased.

Last Friday, the residents of Osu Kuku Hill witnessed a ferocious fire that killed six-year-old Nancy Aryee and her nine-months old brother, Edward Aryee.

Two siblings of the deceased, Victoria Naa Oyo Aryee, 8, and Miriam Aryee, 4, however left the room before the roof of the building caved in.

The mother of the deceased, Dora Frimpomaa Amoah, sustained injury in the right arm after she attempted to rescue her children from the room.

City authorities have visited the family on three occasions to commiserate with them since the unfortunate incident.

 By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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