Ghana's Transport Minister cries at Kintampo accident scene

Ghana's Transport Minister cries at Kintampo accident scene

-Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, broke down at the site where 38 victims of the Kintampo road crash were buried

- The accident on the Kintampo-Techiman highway involved two passenger buses - a KIA Grand Bird registered as GT 5694 - 18 and a VVIP bus with registration number GT 3916

The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, was reduced to tears when he visited the site where some victims of the Kintampo road crash were buried.

A mass burial was held for 38 victims on Friday, March 22, 2019 gory accident who were burnt beyond recognition.

Interacting with some of the accident victims, the minister could not hold back his tears.

Ghana's Transport Minister cries at Kintampo accident scene
Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah. Source: Transport Ministry
Source: UGC

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He was, however, consoled by his colleague minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta.

The pair was joined by the Executive Director of the Ghana National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), May Obiri Yeboah and some police chiefs to commiserate with the accident victims at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital and the Kintampo South District Hospital.

The team then proceeded to the main accident scene at Ampomakrom in the Kintampo South District.

The Transport minister said it is sad that the number one killer of citizens in the country is now road accidents.

He urged citizens to take their lives into their own hands, adding that education on road safety must be intensified.

Ghana's Transport Minister cries at Kintampo accident scene
One of the victims who survived the kintampo accident receiving treatment. Source:
Source: UGC

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Please join us to educate the citizenry about security and road safety on our roads because so many lives are being lost. You know for a fact that today, the number one killer disease is no more malaria – it is road crashes. And so, we now have to take our destiny into our own hands,” Mr. Asiamah said.

On actions that should be taken by the police, the minister said: “I know that you are doing your best but seeing and knowing what is happening to us, all of us must up our game and see that wherever we are having lapses and allowing these reckless drivers to behave the way they are behaving, we try to tackle it so that they don’t capitalize on the loose points and misbehave."

Many people were reported dead last Friday, March 22, 2019 following separate road accidents in two regions.

Both accidents claimed close to 70 lives, with many more sustaining various degrees of injuries.

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