- The DCE for Wassa East, Wilson Arthur, reportedly collapsed as he read his speech on Independence Day
- The District Coordinating Officer, Samuel Owusu Andoh, therefore completed the speech on his behalf
- The DCE however recovered after the event had come to an end
As Ghana marks 61 years of its independence from colonial rule, several activities have been lined up with respect to the occasion.
At all levels of government, various public officials are playing significant roles, in a bid to ensure that the historic event would be one to remember for a long time.
It was therefore an unexpected turn of events when the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wassa East in the Western region, Wilson Arthur, reportedly lost consciousness as he read his speech to mark the Independence Day celebrations.
According to a report by GHIssues.com and taken from 3news.com, the DCE was immediately rushed to the Ahmadyyia Muslim Mission hospital at Daboase by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wassa East constituency, Isaac Adjei Mensah and his entourage.
In a bid to ensure that the unfortunate event does not mar the beauty of the programme, the District Coordinating Officer, Samuel Owusu Andoh, took over and read DCE’s speech.
The DCE later recovered at the hospital and has since been discharged, but not after the event had ended.
The event which was held at Daboase, the district capital, had in attendance distinguished personalities such as the district commander of police, officials from the Ghana Education Service and others.
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