‘He died in an unnecessary accident’

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed grief over the death of Kwesi Atta, a presidential driver, who died in a convoy accident at Bunso Junction in the Eastern Region.

He described the late Atta as a loyal employee who supported him in all circumstances, underlining his pain at the sudden loss.

The president also expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery to the others injured in the accident, expressing his hope that they will recover soon to resume their responsibilities and support their families.

“I would ask you, with your indulgence, to be honest and join me in a minute of silence. In memory of an employee, a loyal employee, Kwesi Atta, who tragically passed away in an unnecessary accident this week in the line of duty for him, I wish the other three people affected a speedy recovery.

“May the soul of Kwesi Atta rest and dwell in peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the last day of the resurrection, when we will all meet again,” he said during his speech at the swearing-in ceremony of the 24 new ministers and deputies. ministers in the Jubilee House.

This statement follows an incident in which a driver lost his life and others suffered serious injuries when President Akufo-Addo’s convoy, returning from the funeral of former Ejisu MP John Kumah, was involved in an accident in Bunso Junction.

The collision was reported to have occurred when a KIA truck entered the path of the convoy which was traveling at high speed.

The president was reportedly not in the convoy at the time of the accident.

Later reports indicated that two military officers linked to the presidency and injured in the crash had been flown to Accra for advanced medical care.

On May 19, 2024, the presidency confirmed the accident and the identity of the deceased driver through an official statement.

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