The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin’s advance team has been involved in an accident that occurred around Juaso in the Asante Akim South Municipality of the Ashanti region.
According to Director, Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo, the accident occurred when the team was on its way to Wa in the Upper West Region.
The accident happened when the first dispatch rider was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind. The rider, Chief Inspector Kaakyire Abednego has been confirmed dead. The Speaker and other members in the motorcade however escaped unscathed.
Speaker’s advance team involved in an accident
The office of Parliament regrets to inform the general public that an advance team of the Rt. Hon Speaker was involved in an accident when the advance team was on its way to Wa in the Upper West Region.
The accident occurred when the first dispatch rider was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind. He, unfortunately, lost his life.
Parliament is distraught by the news of his death. While mourning the loss of our dispatch rider, Parliament sends its deepest condolences to the family.
Meanwhile, the Rt. Hon Speaker, who is at work at the Parliament House in Accra, is deeply saddened by the incident.
Read the full statement from Parliament House