Officials of ZEN Petroleum (left) presenting the items to a NADMO official
ZEN PETROLEUM has donated relief items to the victims of the recent explosion at Apiate, a mining community near Bogoso in the Western Region.
According to the company, the donation was to help victims who were badly affected by the accident.
The items donated comprised 60 bags of rice, 15 cartons of one litre cooking oil, 10 boxes of canned sardines, 10 boxes of tomato paste, 17 boxes of toiletries, 84 packs of toilet paper rolls, 31 boxes of detergents, bathing and washing soaps, as well as medical supplies, all valued at GH¢50,000.
Speaking to the media, ZEN Operations Manager, Stanley Tweneboah, said, “ZEN expresses its sympathies for the horrific losses the Apiate community has had to endure.”
He added “We urge organisations to increase staff safety and education on accident mitigation to prevent incidents like this in the future.”
He said ZEN Petroleum will continually maintain the highest health and safety standardsacross all operations, as well as strict compliance to its key strategies emanating from Hazard Identification and Mitigation Processes, as well as Emergency Response and Recovery Processes to cover every single task performed.
“ZEN’s support of the victims at Apiate forms part of its ZEN to Community (Z2C) programs, which have included the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction of a public library for the Perseus Mining resettlement village in Ayanfuri, as well as an ongoing partnership with educational charity Lead For Ghana, focused on the education development in communities across Ghana, amongst others,’ he added.