According to the Lands Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor the committee will ensure that support given t the fund will be used judiciously.
The committee will be chaired by former CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Reverend DrJoyce Aryee.
Mr. Jinapor said, “Ladies and gentlemen, to ensure fair, transparent and judicious use of the fund, government had decided to appoint a five-member committee to manage the fund. The committee will be chaired by Reverend Dr. Joyce Aryee, a distinguished and eminent woman who is the founder of Salt and Light Ministries.
“…As a result of her exemplary service to our motherland was awarded a companion of the order of the Volta 2006 by the then President of the Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor. A woman of enormous integrity. This is the woman government has settled on to chair this important committee.”
Other members of the Committee include Board Chairman of the Forestry Commission, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, who is also the Omanhene of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area; Managing Director of CalBank, Philip Owiredu, Dr Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, a Senior lecturer at the University of Ghana and research fellow at the Centre for Social Policy Studies and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemanu Koney.
Hundredsof displaced victims have been given temporary shelter at the St. Michael’s Catholic Parish.
Meanwhile, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni Valley, Isaac Dasmani says work is almost complete for the resettlement of the displaced victims of the Apeatse explosion.