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Presidency gives update on Akufo-Addo's fatal convoy accident

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1 months ago
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The accident reportedly happened near the Bunso junction in the Eastern Region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is safe and unharmed, as he travelled to Accra via military aircraft.

A statement issued Sunday evening [May 19, 2024], signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, confirming the accident said, "The unfortunate incident occurred whilst the convoy was on its way back from Kumasi, after accompanying the President to Kumasi for a series of events this weekend."

Read the statement below

On Sunday, 19th May 2024, several vehicles belonging to the President’s convoy were involved in a fatal accident along the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

The unfortunate incident occurred whilst the convoy was on its way back from Kumasi, after accompanying the President to Kumasi for a series of events this weekend. Tragically, one of the drivers, Mr. Kwesi Atta, has lost his life.

Additionally, several close protection and police officers from the President’s security detail have sustained varying degrees of injuries and received initial treatment at the Suhum Government Hospital.

The injured persons are currently being evacuated to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for further treatment and observation.

Several vehicles in the convoy have also been completely wrecked as a result of the accident.

Fortunately, the President is safe and unharmed, as he travelled to Accra via military aircraft.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured officers. Further details will be communicated as we continue to assess the situation.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Eugene Arhin

Director of Communications

Office of the President

 

source: Theannouncergh.com