President Akufo-Addo has donated GHC36,000 to the bereaved families of the Apam drowning.
Thirteen bodies of children have so far been retrieved from the river after they went swimming last Sunday.
Mass burial is being arranged for Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the District Chief Executive Officer, Bismark Baisie Nkum said in a statement.
“13 dead bodies have been retrieved from the sea along these coastal communities in Gomoa West District: Gomoa Abrekum, Gomoa Mankoadze and Apam. The ages of the retrieved bodies are within the range of 13 and 17. Two of them are females and 11 are males,” the DCE said.
The President’s donation was delivered by Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson (MP), and the Central Regional Minister Justina Marigold Assan.