Veep mourns Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai MCE
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has mourned the Municipal Chief Executive of Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai, Alfred Amoah, and his driver, Samuel Gyasi, who died in a ghastly accident on Tuesday, July 12.
The accident occurred at Apedwa near Tafo in the Eastern Region.
In a post on Facebook, Dr. Bawumia said the two were devoted 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.
Confirming the news to journalists, the Western North Regional Minister, Richard Rocky Joojo Obeng, said he and Mr. Amoah parted ways from a meeting in Accra barely an hour before his untimely death.
“He was with me this afternoon. He just left my company around 4:00 pm. Yes, he was with me in Accra,” he said, indicating they were together at an official meeting.
A police report says Alfred Amoah was on board the assembly’s Nissan Patrol 4×4 GC2060-18 traveling 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’s 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, he lost control of the steering wheel veered off 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.