- Atiwa DCE collapsed while delivering Independence day address in the Eastern Region
- Mr. Twum is reported to have since gained consciousness
- Mr. Twum also collapsed at last year's farmer's day celebration
Emmanuel Atta Twum, the District Chief Executive for Atiwa, is reported to have collapsed on Sunday during the Independence Day celebration.
Mr. Twum, who was delivering the Independence Day address on behalf of President John Mahama in his district collapsed during the parade in the Eastern region.
According to Accra-based Joy FM’s reporter Kofi Siaw, Mr. Twum lost his stamina halfway into his speech and had to be held by people around him to prevent him from falling. The theme for this year's celebration is "Investing in the Youth for Ghana's Transformation."
It will be recalled that the same DCE collapsed during the 30th Farmers’ Day celebration at Akyem Akropong last year. Reports say the DCE has regained consciousness since and has been asked to rest.
Meanwhile, reports have it that 10 students collapsed during the parade in Tamale while 70 others went unconscious in Kumasi.
Prior to the parade day, a 22-year-old teacher at Akyem Nkronso in the Eastern region, Akoto Solomon, died during rehearsal for the parade.
Ghana marked its 59th independence anniversary yesterday with a parade which was witnessed by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.