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26.12.2005 Regional News

Funeral of NPP activist held at Wa

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Wa, Dec. 26, GNA - Alhaji Moctar Musah Bamba, former Member of Parliament for Wenchi East on Sunday assured the New Patriotic Party youth that their continued loyalty and services to the Party would be recognized and rewarded.

Alhaji Bamba said this when he led the Party's delegation to the funeral of the late Gordon Sulemani Najuah, an NPP activist in the Wa Central Constituency, who died in a motor accident on the Techiman-Wenchi road, when a 70-seater bus on which he was travelling, had an accident involving a pick-up and a taxicab. Najuah and his colleagues were on the bus returning from the Party's National delegates conference in Accra last week, when the accident occurred.

Nine other people in the other two vehicles, who were not known NPP members, also died in the accident. Other members of the delegation included Alhaji Ben Abdallah, Ashanti Regional Organizer of the Party and Alhaji Mahaizu, a representative of the Nasara club of the party. On behalf of the Party, the delegation donated ten million cedis to the deceased's pregnant wife, three million cedis to other members of his family and two million cedis towards the funeral expenses. Alhaji Bamba explained at the well-attended funeral that, the delegation was entirely composed of Muslims because the ceremony coincided with the Christmas celebrations.

In a tribute, he said the tragedy was an irony of fate for the family, as the deceased's father also died in a similar accident in 1970 in the course of his service to the Progress Party from which the NPP had its roots.

He described the painful loss as an act of the Almighty God and not the work of any mortal or dark forces. Mr Ambrose Dery, the Upper West Regional Minister promised to ensure that the family he left behind was taken care of, while Mr Godfred Bayon Tangu, Member of Parliament for the Wa East Constituency also pledged to absorb the school fees of his surviving child, who is in a pre-school development centre in Wa. Also present were some Municipal and District chiefs and all NPP constituency chairmen and their executives in the region.