PHOTOS: GOV'T OFFICIALS ARRIVE AT SCENE OF GAS EXPLOSION

Photos: Gov't officials arrive at scene of gas explosion

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 8th-october-2017 Time:  11:14:17 am

Share this story:

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and an entourage of government officials have arrived at Atomic Junction in Accra, where a huge explosion rocked on Saturday.

Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo; Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Kwesi Yankah; and Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko were part of the entourage.

In a short address to the press, the Vice President said the government owes it to the country to move quickly with a policy to forestall a recurrence of last night's disaster.

"We are going to move to deal with it, and quickly," he said.

govt-officials-atomic

Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo (middle)

govt-officials-atomic

Boakye Agyarko, flanked by Kwesi Yankah and Gloria Akuffo

govt-officials-atomic

The Vice President has assured that a new safety policy will be drawn with key stakeholders like the Fire Service, National Petroleum Authority, and the Police making critical inputs. 

govt-officials-atomic

There has been a long-standing debate about the closeness of fuel station to residential areas, however, lack of political will has meant that the issue comes up only when there is a disaster.

govt-officials-atomic

Saturday's explosion struck when a gas tanker was offloading its contents at a station, eye-witness accounts indicate.

govt-officials-atomic

The explosion happened close to the Madina Zongo Junction, a highly populated area.

govt-officials-atomic

Multiple explosions struck after the first one at the gas filling station, one happening close to a hostel for students of the University of Ghana, Legon.

govt-officials-atomic

 

  What others are reading

  More in this section