Nzema East: MCE visits victims of Kundum jam disaster

Five persons who sustained various degrees of injury at a Kundum Jam in Axim in the Nzema East Municipality are responding favourably to treatment at the Axim Government Hospital in the Western Region.

The five and several others were severely injured when a platform they were performing on during a Kundum Jam organized for local artistes by the MP for the area on Saturday, September 11, 2021 collapsed and trapped them.

The victims suffered from minor facial lacerations, aberrations, deep scalp lacerations, closed fractions and dislocations.

Municipal Chief Executive Frank Okpenyen, acting on a ‘distress call’ sent by relatives of the injured, on Monday, September 13, paid a visit to the Axim Government Hospital to sympathize with them.

“It breaks my heart that these energetic and vibrant young ones will get hurt this way. These things are avoidable. The lessons we are drawing from this as an Assembly is that we have to step up our monitoring of these recreational centres and the items there to ensure that they are not obsolete. The memories of Kundum should be a joyous one and not one that should evoke tears.”

The MCE also used the visit to settle parts of the medical expenses of the victims while wishing them speedy recovery.

He also immediately arranged and presented a 32-inch LED TV set, on the spot, to the Children’s Ward after he was told that the TV set in the ward was faulty due to power fluctuations.

“I am also donating a 32-inch LED TV set to the Children’s Ward to provide entertainment to children who will be on admission. Again, I’m presenting 1000 bulbs to the hospital to help light up the hospital at night and in so doing improve visibility and security. This is in fulfilment of a pledge I made to the hospital few weeks back.”

Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, administrator Mahama Wahab was particularly excited about the bulbs, saying: “This will relieve us greatly as bulbs are the most bought items here at the hospital.

“We have a dire challenge with power stability. Every now and then, we have to deal with either low current or power fluctuations. And this is causing serious damage to our appliances. And one of the items we have to buy almost every week is bulb. Not a single week will pass without us not buying at least one hundred bulbs. So, these bulbs presented will save us some money. We are grateful. But we appeal for more.”

Management of the hospital, together with the MCE, is planning a meeting with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to look at how best the power situation at the hospital could be improved.

By Eric Yaw Adjei|Connect FM||Ghana