Six pupils and two teachers laid to rest in Tarkwa

By Erica
Apeatua Addo, GNA

Tarkwa (W/R), Sept. 30, GNA – The six pupils
and two teachers of Learners Bridge Academy at Dompim in the Tarkwa Nsuaem
Municipality of the Western Region, who died in a motor accident, were laid to
rest over the weekend.

The deceased, who were among 48 pupils and a
teacher, were returning from school on September 17, 2018, when the School’s
Mercedes Sprinter Benz Bus conveying them collided head on with a haulage truck
returning from the mines site in Tarkwa.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr
Glibert Kennedy Asmah, and Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Mr George
Meriku Duker, Municipal Education of Director, the clergy, teachers and pupils
among others attended the burial service, which was held at the forecourt of
the Tarkwa Community Centre.

One of the deceased, Mavis Blankson, 16 years,
had already been buried.

The seven who were buried at the weekend were
Gideon Boateng,16, Philipa Attivor, three, Precious Bukuro, eight, Kelvin
Agyire, six, Bright Agyarko, three, Miss. Eunice Abekah, 21 and Master Emmanuel
Asiedu, 23, after a non-denominational service.

The bereaved families wept uncontrollably when
the caskets were taken from the venue to the cemetery.

Those who mastered courage and attempted not
to weep eventually broke down in tears, triggering a general atmosphere of
wailing at the forecourt.

Reverend Nii Ashong, the President of the
Tarkwa Ministers Network, in a sermon, encouraged the bereaved families to
depend on God’s word in these painful moments.

He asked the various schools within the Municipality
to pray fervently to avert such tragedy.

Mr Duker, the MP, stated that the Assembly, he
and some individuals would pay for the cost of treatment and burial of the
accident victims.

He, therefore, donated GH¢10,000 into the
special fund that has been created to support the families of the deceased and
those on admission.

Mr Asmah, the MCE, expressed gratitude to
those who contributed towards the burial service.

He said GH¢80,000 had, so far, been spent on
the victim’s at the various hospitals while GH¢30,000 had been raised to enable
one of the victim’s to undergo surgery.

Mr Asmah announced that an account has been
opened at the Cal Bank’s branch in Tarkwa to receive donations from individuals
and organisations.

He appealed to Ghanaians, both home and
aboard, to donate into the fund to help provide proper medical care for those
on admission.

GNA

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