The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana the Right Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has visited the Jamasi District Junior Youth accident victims to sympathise with them.
The visit formed part of the Moderator’s visit to the Sekyere Presbytery recently after his induction into office 0n 23rd December 2018.
The accident occurred on 8th December 2018 involving JY members from Jamasi District in the Sekyere Presbytery who were going for games at Yonso, one of the outstations.
They were travelling on a Hyundai mini bus with all the 40 children crammed into the vehicle. The driver, who was said to be a spare one, was speeding unduly. So no sooner had he left the station than he crushed them into a wall. The impact of the accident was so great that all the children sustained various degrees of injuries.
They were admitted at the Catholic Hospital at Jamasi where they were treated and discharged. However, 9 of them all girls who sustained serious injuries are still going through treatment with two of them still on admission at the hospital.
The Moderator who met the children at the Jamasi Church building expressed his sympathy to them. On behalf of the PCG, he presented hampers and an undisclosed cash to each of the 9 children who sustained serious injuries.
The Moderator also sympathised with the families of the victims and thanked God that none of them died.
The Moderator also visited two of the victims who are still on admission at the time of the visit. He commended the staff of the hospital for the prompt attention they gave to the injured and encouraged them to continue to render such services to save lives.
The Moderator who was not happy about the nature of the vehicle hired by the Church for the children and urged them to ensure that similar incident doesn’t occurred again in future.
The Chairperson for Sekyere Presbytery, Rev Dr. Daniel Osei Bediako-Akoto thanked the Moderator for his visit and the kind gesture and assured him that such incident would not occurred again.
Source: Rev George Larbi