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13.10.2007 General News

Owusu Ankomah donates to Nkontompo accident victims

Owusu Ankomah donates to Nkontompo accident victims

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament for Sekondi, on Friday presented 600 Ghana cedis to the seven Nkontompo accident victims on admission at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital.

They were nearly killed when a caterpillar working on some roads at Nkontompo, drove into them in front of the God of Wonders church after the close of Sunday school on October 7.

They are Ruth Amoasi, seven, who had her left leg amputated, Miriam Ameye, six, Emmanuel Etsuah, seven and Angelina Essibu, eight years.

The rest Francisca Nyamekye, six, Carla Osam, eight and Gloria Ankomah, eight were treated and discharged after the incident.

Dr Tawiah Tsiameh, Head of Trauma Unit of the hospital said Amoasi would be provided with an artificial limb to enable her walk.

He said the victims were responding to treatment and gave the assurance that they would be discharged soon.

Papa Ankomah said it was sad that only one of the victims had registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and advised parents to register their children with the scheme.

He advised their parents to trust in the Lord and assist the children to overcome their trauma and lead normal life.

In another development, Papa Ankomah visited Nkontompo, a suburb of Sekondi to access a high sea tide.

The sea at about 0400 hours washed ashore stones, sand and other materials on to the main Sekondi-Takoradi beach road and made movement difficult.

The high tide went beyond the defence wall, spilling refuse and other waste materials on the road.

Some residents had started re-locating to safe areas along the beach.

Several people who had not seen such a spectacle gathered along the defence wall to observe the sudden change in the tide of the sea.

Mr Francis Arthur, a fisherman said he observed that the tide was too high and could therefore not go to sea but was surprised to find heavy traffic on the beach road.

He said the youth in the area used shovels to collect the debris to make movement on the road easier.

Madam Elizabeth Ampah, a resident of Nkotompo said they became terrified when they woke up at dawn to realise that the sea had washed parts of their houses away.

Source: GNA