ZEN Petroleum has donated relief items to victims of the Bogoso explosion as part of efforts to extend the company’s disaster relief efforts to the Apiate community who were badly affected by the accident.
The donations from ZEN comprised of 60 bags of rice, 15 cartons of 1L cooking oil, 10 boxes of canned sardines, 10 boxes of tomato paste, 17 boxes of toiletries, 84 packs of toilet paper rolls, 31 boxes of detergents, bathing and washing soaps, as well as medical supplies valued at GH¢50,000.
Speaking to the media, ZEN Operations Manager, Stanley Tweneboah said, “ZEN expresses its sympathies for the horrific losses the Apiate community has had to endure.” He added that, “We urge organisations to increase staff safety and education on accident mitigation to prevent incidents like this in the future.”
ZEN expressed its commitment to continually maintain the highest health and safety standards across all operations, as well as strict compliance to its key strategies emanating from Hazard Identification and Mitigation Processes, as well as Emergency Response and Recovery Processes to cover every single task performed.
ZEN’s support of the victims at Apiate forms part of its ZEN to Community (Z2C) programs, which have included the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction of a public library for the Perseus Mining resettlement village in Ayanfuri, as well as an ongoing partnership with educational charity Lead For Ghana, focused on the education development in communities across Ghana, amongst others.