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President Akufo-Addo’s Convoy Involved in Fatal Accident, Driver Dead

President Akufo-Addo was not in the convoy when the accident happened, sources close to the president said. 

Several vehicles in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s convoy have been involved in a fatal accident while heading back from Kumasi on Sunday, May 19.

The accident happened at the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway, leading to a collision that claimed the life of one of the drivers on the President’s team. Many other members of the president’s security detail also sustained serious injuries, and are being treated at the Suhum Government Hospital, a Jubilee House statement has confirmed.

“The unfortunate incident occurred whilst the convoy was on its way back from Kumasi, after accompanying the President to Kumasi for a series of events this weekend. Tragically, one of the drivers, Mr. Kwesi Atta, has lost his life,” Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, said.

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Although the President had been in Kumasi on Saturday for the funeral of former Ejisu MP John Kumah, he was not in the convoy when the accident happened, as he travelled to Accra by military aircraft.

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“The President is safe and unharmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured officers. Further details would be communicated as we continue to assess the situation,” the statement added.

The incident comes about five months after the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia’s convoy was also involved in a collision on the Accra-Kumasi Highway. Although Mrs Bawumia had not been in any of the vehicles, one of her bodyguards lost his life.

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