The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, Thursday, paid a visit to the victims of Tuesday's tragic accident at Senya Beraku in the Central region, who are currently on admission at the Winneba Municipal Hospital.
The victims were among revellers who lined the streets singing joyous songs when a water tanker allegedly lost its brakes and ran through them, killing 27 of them and leaving another 27 with fractured bodies, broken limbs and contusions.
Nana Addo went round the different wards and sympathized with the victims on a personal basis describing it as “a fatal incident that has dealt a big blow to many families and the entire nation.”
He said “there’s not much that one can say in times like this, except to continue to pray to God to keep the souls of the dead in a good place whilst asking for his protection over those who survived, bearing in mind that only He knows why things happen the way they do.”
The NPP leader also congratulated the doctors and nurses of the hospital for demonstrating enormous care for the victims and working around the clock to save as many as they could adding that. He said “the Ghanaian people are fortunate to have such dedicated professionals serving us.”
He donated an amount of GH˘5,000 to cater for the cost of treatment for the hospitalized victims.
Nana Addo then went to Senya Beraku to join bereaved families in the mass burial of the 27 deceased, where he also donated GH˘10,000 to the bereaved families.
He said, “it is a terrible accident that has troubled all Ghanaians and the least one can do is to come and join you mourn your loved ones.”
“I know that these are very difficult moments for you but I know also that the good Lord will provide you with the strength to go through it”, he added.
The bereaved families and the Awutu Senya Traditional Council on behalf of the people thanked Nana Addo for the warm gesture and prayed him God’s blessings.
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by former NPP National Chairman, Mr. Haruna Esseku, former Interior Minister, Kwamena Bartels, NPP Central Regional Secretary, Kwamena Duncan, NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Effutu, Alex Markin and NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Awutu Senya, Ms Hawa Coomson.
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