The family of Joyce Afua Amankwa, who met her untimely death on Monday, June 14 in a bullion van attack by armed robbers at Adedenkpo-Jamestown in the Greater Accra Region, have expressed disappointment in the police and government.
The bereaved family is livid about how government has treated the widower and the three children Mrs. Afua Amankwa left behind since her hapless demise.
Spokesperson for the family Pastor Emmanuel Owusu disclosed this in an interview with Onua FM on Wednesday, July 14 when two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – Ghana Advocacy Group (GAG) and Aim Ghana – jointly presented food items and toiletries to the family ahead of the funeral.
He acknowledged that the Ghana Police Service sent a delegation to console the family during the one-week observation but since then the government and the police have refused to engage them or do anything to seek justice for Afua Amankwa.
The widower, Gamaliel Apau, on his part, expressed disappointment in the government and the bank for deserting his family after the tragic incident.
Mr. Apau wants the government to give his family the equal attention as compared to the bereaved family of the police officer who was on escort duty on that fateful day.
“I am disappointed in the government, disappointed in the police as well as the financial institution whose bullion van was attacked and the fact that the government has failed to publicly identify the bank.
“I want justice for my wife and demand the government to expedite actions in helping my family to secure a brighter future for the children as Afua Amankwa would have assisted me to do for my children in the future,” Mr. Apau reiterated.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Aim Ghana and Country Director for GAG Gladys Biney, presenting the items to the bereaved family, pledged to support them in raising the children Afua Amankwa left behind.
She indicated that GAG in conjunction with Aim Ghana is yet to establish an education fund to solicit funds from corporate organizations, philanthropists and individuals to support the upbringing of the children.
Afua Amankwa would be laid to rest on Saturday, July 24 in Accra.
By Maxwell Otoo|Onua FM|3news.com|Ghana