Fr. Cudjoe added, “The Church has embarked on this spiritual exercise with recourse to the parable of Christ and the corporal works of mercy: shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, feed the hungry.”
“The Church tries as much as possible in accordance with her ability to provide some of the basic necessities like toiletries, clothes, sponge etc., and some breakfast and snacks to supplement the provisions of the state and the local community,” the Ghanaian Priest said.
He also expressed his appreciation to the Ghanaian government for supporting the victims saying, “The Church appreciates the Ghana government for enormous donations and provisions made to the victims.”
“We entreat government agencies and international organizations and communities to come to aid our dear brethren who find themselves in this unfortunate situation,” Fr. Cudjoe said.
He continued, “All hope is lost for some of them. But I believe that the little that we all do help put body and soul together once more. It (the little) would again remind them of the fact that God has not given up on them.”
Ghana’s government has offered financial support to the injured and the families of victims, and promised to rebuild the houses destroyed following the explosion.
The government has urged the State Housing Company (SHC) to liaise with mining companies in the area to carry out the reconstruction plan.
Meanwhile, the leadership of Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese has paid a solidarity visit to those who have been offered accommodation at St. Michael Catholic Parish.
In a January 21 report by the leadership of the Ghanian Catholic Diocese, the Vicar General, Fr. Francis Kofi Lemaire, paid a solidarity to the victims.
“Fr. Lemaire on behalf of the Bishop, Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh and the faithful of the Diocese expressed their condolences to the bereaved families of those affected by the tragic incident.,” officials of the Ghanaian Diocese say in the report.