A cap driver from Oda who volunteered to recue trapped persons from the Akim Batabi church building collapse, has reportedly been employed as a civilian employee in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
This follows calls from a section of the Ghanaian populace that the driver – nicknamed ‘Côte d’Ivoire’, be ofered a civil job in any our security services for his bold and experienced steps in rescueing at least 17 of those who were trapped under the debris.
Six-storey building belonging to the Church of Prosperity collapsed at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region on Tuesday, October 20, trapping some worshipers numbering about 60 when they had gathered to pray.
The building, prior to its collapse, served as the place of worship for several people in the region and other parts of the country.
It later emerged that the building was put up about 20 years ago.
As at Thursday, October 22, the death toll had risen to 15. This was after 6 more bodies were retrieved from the rubble.
8 others have been hospitalised and many more trapped under the rubble.
The report, however, said the exact number of persons still trapped under the debris is still unconfirmed.
Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor visited the scene alongside the Chief Executives of Oda Municipal and Asene-Manso-Akroso District Assemblies.
The bodies have been deposited at the Oda Government Hospital mortuary.
Mr Kwakye Dafour said the rescue effort will not stop until everyone is accounted for.
Meanwhile, the founder of the Church of Prosperity, Prophet Akoa Isaac, is in the grips of the Akim Oda Divisional Police Command.