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Prosecute persons culpable for Anto-Aboso explosion – BPS

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The explosion that happened in Anto-Aboso, which is located in the Shama District of the Western Region, was caused by people’s conduct and negligence, according to the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS), which has called for criminal procedures against them.

Four people tragically lost their lives in the tragedy that happened on Sunday, September 10, while countless more were injured in varied degrees.

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In an interview with Citi News, Nana Yaw Akwada, the executive director of the Bureau of Public Safety, emphasized the need of using the legal system to punish individuals accountable for the sad occurrence.

“Looking at the extent of destruction and the fact that lives have been lost, we should be looking beyond administrative sanctions of persons whose act of commission or omission may have led to this incident in less than two years after Appiate.

“Criminal prosecutions must be pressed against such persons at all costs, and people must come to the realisation that willful negligence or inaction that leads to fatal workplace incidents is criminal and must be sanctioned as such” he stated.

To guarantee that higher safety standards are in place, Nana Yaw Akwada further asked for an objective assessment of the safety procedures at all mining sites across the country.

“I will also recommend an immediate independent reassessment to be conducted across all mining sites nationwide with respect to the manufacturing, transportation, storage, and use of explosive materials, and I believe that if we take this step, we can certainly make some good strides in today’s occurrences within the mining sector” he added.

 

 

 

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