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14.05.2007 General News

NPP consoles accident victims

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The New Patriotic Party has consoled the families of nationals of Cote d' Ivoire, Liberia, Benin, Nigeria and Togo who died in a multiple road accident, which occurred at Okyereko, near Winneba-Junction.

The accident involving seven vehicles, including two articulated trucks, has been described as the worst Ghana has recorded in recent years.

The NPP comforted members of the families not to break down psychological even though the accident was tragic and took away the lives of people who were contributing meaningfully to the upkeep of their relatives and to the development of their countries.

This was contained in a joint statement signed by Mr. Samuel Kofi Owusu-Agyei, Deputy Minister of Health and NPP Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mr. Kofi Taylor, NPP Constituency Chairman for Effutu and Mr. Solomon Kwashie Abbam-Quaye, District Chief Executive for Ewutu-Effutu-Senya.

They commended the Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, NPP Regional officers and government officials who visited the accident spot and the hospital to console the accident victims.

They called on drivers in the West African Sub-Region, particularly those in Ghana to observer traffic regulations to avoid road accidents.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ibitayo Joseph of Ibitayo Hospital, Ejijho, Ogun State, Nigeria, had settled the medical bills of two Nigeria nationals who were admitted at the hospital. They sustained severe injuries during the accident and have subsequently been transported back home for further treatment.

Dr. Ibitayo described Nathaniel Olakule 36 years, and Alhaji Taduyeeru 39 years as his best business partners.

Dr. Ibitayo thanked the Government and people of Ghana for demonstrating love and fellow feeling towards nationals of the various countries involved in the accident.

Source: GNA

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