On Friday, May 12, 2023, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey, along with Members of Parliament for Weija Gbawe, Hon. Gifty Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah, and Hon. Sylvester Tetteh, Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfrom, and their respective MCE’s Hon. Patrick Kumor and Hon. Nyarni Joseph, paid a visit to the families who lost their children in the Faana river disaster.
According to the Regional Minister, the situation is unfortunate, and it is unacceptable for anybody to politicise it for political benefit.
Together with the two Members of Parliament and MCEs, the Regional Minister announced that
government will bear the cost and assist families with the burial preparations for their lost children, as they requested prior to the ban on drums and noise-making on Monday.
Furthermore, the two MPs committed to buy a boat and a life jacket for the community to use as a mode of transportation. The boat will not be used for fishing and will be supervised by the two Municipal Assemblies.
Hon. Henry Quartey advised grieving parents and others around to prioritise the safety of their children and ensure that they are always safe before attending to other matters, especially when they are crossing the river since it’s the only means of transport.