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27.10.2003 General News

NUGS President died a hero

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Accra, Oct. 27, GNA - The Executive of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on Monday expressed its utmost shock on the sudden death of its President, Mr Prince Hanan Adams, through a motor accident at the weekend.

He and one other, Mr Anass Abu, second year Accounting Student of the University College of Education (UCEW), died at the Kibi Hospital after the car in which they travelling collided with a truck at Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

They were on official duty to Tamale.

The Executive described Mr Adams as a hero, saying he lost his life while trying to save the lives of others.

He did his best to save the life of three others, who would have also died if he had had a head on collision with the truck, which the Police said, had developed a steering a fault.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Joseph Yeboah Tuafo, Press and Information Secretary of the Union, said a funeral for the late Adams had been scheduled for next Sunday, November 2, 2003, at Tamale in accordance with Islamic traditions, subject to approval by the deceased's family.

He said, however, that the funeral, which should have come off three days after the death, had to be extended for one week to allow time to inform all the parties affected and "to give our bother a fitting funeral."

Meanwhile the Council said the NUGS constitution enjoined the Secretary to act as President till a decision as to whether to hold a congress to open nominations for fresh elections was reached by the Central Committee of the Union.

The Executive of the Union also expressed its appreciation to Mr E. V. Asihene, District Chief Executive for East Akyem and Dr Sulley Tijani, a Medical Officer at the Kibi Hospital for their immense support in organising the burial of Mr Adams, at Kibi on Sunday.

Others on the vehicle were Mr Wisdom Akati, President of the NUGS, Kumasi Campus of the UCEW; Mr Dela Tawiah of the local NUGS Kumasi branch of the Institute of Management Studies and one Mutala Adams. Mr Akati is said to be receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital, and Mr Tawiah at Kumasi. Mutala was treated and discharged.

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