Failure to enforce LI 2177 caused the Apiate explosion; people must be punished– Prof. Asare

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Pulse-gh Jan. 21, 2022 10:57 a.m.

Failure to enforce LI 2177 caused the Apiate explosion; people must be punished– Prof. Asare

People must be fired, prosecuted, demoted, etc.” In the afternoon of Thursday, January 20 2022, a truck belonging to mining services contractor MAXAM which was transporting some explosives to CHIRANO mining company in Tarkwa was involved in an accident, causing massive explosion.

According to him, the Legislative instrument, among many other things “requires the vehicle compartments in which explosives are transported to be covered with sheet metal and lined with treated wood to render it non-inflammable”.

“The compartment should be ventilated, the vehicle should be clearly marked with the danger sign, there are fire extinguisher rules, driver training requirements, etc.,”he added.

Rather, the negligent transportation of explosives on the Bogoso highway, itself the product of absence of enforcement, is the proximate cause of the carnage,”professor Asare lamented..

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