President Mahama Visits Injured Journalists At 37 Military Hospital

Mahama ponderPresident John Dramani Mahama was at the 37 Military Hospital Thursday night to visit members of his press corps involved in a fatal accident earlier in the day.

The vehicle on which the corps was traveling burst a tyre on the Shai Hills highway, leaving one journalist – Samuel Nuamah of the Ghanaian Times – dead.

Four others were in critical condition and had to be admitted at the emergency ward of the Hospital.

TV3’s Edward Kwabi and Jubal Amedator survived the fatal accident and are in a stable condition.

GTV’s Napoleon Ato Kittoe, GBC’s Pascaline Adadevoh, Peace FM’s William Gyentu and Enquirer’s Patrick Bida, however, are said to be the ones in critical condition and were visited by President Mahama.

The president was accompanied by Chief of Staff Julius Debrah.

Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) President Dr Roland Affail-Monney, who was also at the 37 Military Hospital, said most of the journalists on admission are doing well.

Meanwhile some government officials and members of the National Media Commission on Friday August 21, paid a visit to the family house of the Ghanaian Times reporter who died in the Thursday accident involving members of the Presidential Press Corps.

The delegation was in the Teshie residence to commiserate with the family on the demise of their kinsman.

The delegation was led by Communications Minister, Dr. Omane Boamah. Government says it will ensure that the injured journalists are given the best of care.

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