The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has expressed sadness over the gas explosion that has claimed seven lives, with 132 others having sustained various degrees of injuries.
The accident occurred on Saturday, October 7 at Atomic Junction near Madina in Accra.
“We ask all Ghanaians to keep the families of the injured in their thoughts and prayers. We share their mourning and sorrow and send them our love and support during this tragic time,” a statement signed by National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond, said.
For those injured, the party said it will keep them in prayer and “wish for a full and speedy recovery”.
As a precaution, the party urged the National Petroleum Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana National Fire Service, Town and Country Planning Department, the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, to act with a sense of urgency in working to ensure that gas establishments are located 100meters radius away from residential and other business areas.
“We demand an end to these avoidable disasters,” the PPP emphasised in the statement issued on Monday, October 9.