Presidential convoy accident: Akufo-Addo is safe, unharmed – Presidency

Ghana’s Presidency says President Akufo-Addo is safe and unharmed after his convoy has been involved in a fatal accident with one person confirmed dead.

According to the Presidency, Ghana’s leader traveled to  Accra via military aircraft.

A statement from the Presidency further indicated that the President’s convoy was involved in the fatal accident along the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

It explained that 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. Additionally, several close protection and police officers from the President’s security detail have sustained varying degrees of injuries and received initial treatment at the Suhum Government Hospital.

“The injured persons are currently being evacuated to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for further treatment and observation. Several vehicles in the convoy have also been completely wrecked as a result of the accident.

“Fortunately, the President is safe and unharmed, as he traveled to  Accra via military aircraft. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured officers. Further details will be communicated as we continue to assess the situation.”

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