The accident scene

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lost one of its constituency executives in the gory accident that claimed 34 lives at Dompoase on the Elimina-Komenda highway on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Hajia Adiatu Abubakar, was the NPP’s financial secretary at the Kojokrom constituency in the Western region.

Railways Minister, Joe Ghartey, described the deceased as a great asset to the party and the nation at large.


According to him, he was on the phone with Hajia prior to the gory accident.

Mr Ghartey, speaking in an interview with Adom News, said he had to ask permission to be absent from a Cabinet meeting to visit the Cape Coast mortuary where the body was.

The deceased’s daughter, mourning her mother, said they have lost a great pillar in their lives and their prayer is that the Lord forgives her sins so she finds rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Thirty-four people died with about 54 hospitalised after an intercity bus with registration number GR 5704-18 collided head-on with another bus with registration number GN 3780-10 at Dompoase near Elmina in the Central Region.

The crash occurred when a vehicle moving from Accra towards Takoradi attempted to overtake a vehicle ahead in a sharp curve and collided with an oncoming vehicle from Takoradi heading to Accra.