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General News of Saturday, 13 April 2019


MPs demand financial support for Kintampo accident survivors

Members of Parliament are demanding compensation and other financial support for the victims of the Kintampo accident.

At least 60 passengers lost their lives in a head-on collision involving two buses on the Kintampo – Techiman highway Friday, 22 March.

In a statement in parliament MP for Garu Albert Akuka Alalzuuga demanded compensation from government for the victims.

He said: “Mr Speaker, I stand here as a Ghanaian making a simple request, let’s support the families of the deceased especially the affected children by calling on government to institute a compensation package for the orphans left behind as a result of these accidents and avoid adding more children on the deceased.”

He also called a policy on passenger records to ensure victims of accidents can easily be identified.

On his part MP for Temapane and Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpemka called on parliament to establish a fund to support survivors and dependents of those who perished.

“I remember one particular family lost as many as five in this tragedy. Right Honourable Speaker, those people do not only physical support. They need our prayers including psychological treatment,” he said.