Ghanaians, particularly those in the Awutu-Senya West Constituency of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), were on Saturday, November 3, 2018 lucky as the country nearly lost one of its illustrious sons through an accident.
It all happened when the deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu-Senya West Constituency in the Central Region had his vehicle collided head-on with a tipper truck while attending a funeral.
The accident happened in a curve near Awutu-Loye,
The deputy minister, his driver, bodyguard and a party official, sustained serious injuries and were first transported to the St. Gregory Hospital in Kasoa.
The crash victims received emergency care there before they were airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where doctors worked around the clock to ensure they got the needed care.
Hundreds of his constituents gathered at the St. Gregory Hospital to view the injured being carried on a stretcher into the helicopter with some recording the process with mobile devices.
Mr Andah, according to his aide, Emmanuel Oscar, arrived in the constituency to attend 15 different funeral programmes, which were all scheduled for Saturday.
He said, his boss (Mr Andah), set off early and showed up at some of the funeral ceremonies where he interacted with bereaved families.
It was when he left one of the venues at Awutu-Budumburam heading for another funeral that he said his vehicle collided with the truck, which was fully loaded with sand.
His V8 Land cruiser, according to his aide, got badly damaged.
Earlier, Mr Andah dismissed claims on social media that he had been flown outside the country for treatment
He urged Ghanaians to be genuine about their thoughts on him.
“We’ve just felt the pressing need to come out and emphatically state that Hon. Nenyi George Andah, has not been flown to the U.K, South Africa or anywhere out of Ghana,” Mr Anadah’s aide posted on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to issue a statement on the accident.
As of the time of going to press yesterday, the conditions of Mr Andah and three others were said to have stabilised.
“All those involved in the accident are “doing well,” Mr Oscar told journalists.
He, however, asked Ghanaians to continue praying for his boss and the three others.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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