Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has mourned the Municipal Chief Executive of Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai Alfred Amoah and his driver Samuel Gyasi who died in an accident that occurred on Tuesday July 12.
Dr Bawumia said the two were dedicated patriots who served with dignity and passion.
“Sad to hear the death of Hon. Alfred Amoah, MCE for Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly and his driver Samuel Gyasi. Both Alfred and Samuel have been dedicated patriots who served with dignity and passion.
“May the souls of our dear brothers rest in perfect peace,” he wrote on Facebook on Wednesday July 13.
The accident at Akim Fisher on the Accra Kumasi highway in the Eastern region.
Police report says Alfred Amoah was on board the assembly’s Nisaan Patrol 4×4 GC2060-18 travelling from Accra towards Bibiani direction.
On reaching a section of the road at Akim Fisher on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, a Man Diesel Articulated truck No. AS 4229-X from Kumasi direction veered off its lane and crashed head-on with the Nissan Patrol 4×4.
The MCE and his driver got trapped in the vehicle and both died on the spot.
With the help of the National Fire Service from Bunso and Kibi the bodies of the deceased were removed and sent to Kibi Government Hospital where they were confirmed by the Medical Officer on duty.
Their bodies were deposited at the mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.
A Man Diesel Fuel tanker No. GN 8540-20 driven by Habibu Adam aged 35 years with an empty tank from Kumasi direction on seeing the danger ahead applied his brakes to avoid a crash. In the process, lost control of the steering wheel, veered of his lane and landed into a ditch on the offside facing Accra direction.
Efforts are being made by the police to tow the accident vehicles from the scene and effect the arrest of the Articulator truck driver who is currently at large.