An experienced fisherman who hails from the same town that recorded the infamous drowning of twenty kids on Sunday, March 6 has given a spiritual connotation to the gloomy event that happened.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Yaa Brefo on Angel 102.9 FM in Accra on Tuesday morning, the chief fisherman- Bonsu Appiah who reportedly was crowned the best fisherman in Apam in 2017 stated the kids who drowned knew it was forbidden for them to swim beyond the shrine of the town’s deity, ‘Nana Apaah.’
“We had all agreed to the President’s directive that we should not go to the beaches; but the kids made their own path behind the shrine of our god, Nana Apaah on Sunday and went on to swim at a spot where it is forbidden for even fishermen to look for fishes”, he said.
He further added; “it is true that, before COVID-19, we used to observe what we call ‘Sunday Special’ at the Apam Beach, which was always open to the public, but that was not where the kids got drowned; they went beyond the shrine of our deity; so it was due to their own stubbornness that this tragedy has befallen all of us”.
Meanwhile, police in the Apam District have estimated that a total of 20 people might have drowned on Sunday evening; but as of Tuesday morning, only 13 bodies had been found and deposited at the Apam Government Hospital morgue.