Former President John Dramani Mahama has donated Ghs10, 000 to the families of the teenagers who drowned at a beach in Apam in the Central Region.

The tragic incident occurred on Sunday, March 7, 2021, when teenagers numbering over 20 went swimming at the beach.

They were hit by unsuspecting tidal waves, leading to the drowning of over 12 children.

Running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, made the donation on behalf of the former president. Photo credit: National Democratic Congress

Donating on behalf of the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections, running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, said the cash donation was to support the traditional rituals and burial services of the teenagers.

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The former president also donated GHS 3,000 to the Apam Fishermen Council.

According to the Gomoa West Security Council, burial services for the 12 deceased teenagers will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.The bodies will be given to the individual families to bury instead of having a mass burial.

Meanwhile, one of the rescued boys of the fatal drowning had been narrating what led to their drowning. The boy said while he and his friends were swimming, they saw beautiful and attractive ladies approach them.
He said they could not figure out if they were part of the ladies they had gone swimming with, and so they invited them over to join them in swimming.

Just then the heavy tidal waves struck, leading to the drowning of his colleagues. He said while the “first batch” of the boys were taken away, the rest of them kept swimming until another powerful wave came for them.

They are expected to be buried next week.

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