Veep Dr. Bawumia describes Kintampo Waterfalls tragedy as a terrible loss to Ghana

| Updated Apr 06, 2017 at 8:00am



The Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the tragedy that occurred at the Kintampo Waterfalls as a terrible loss not to only Bono-Ahafo but the Nation at large.

The Vice President was speaking at Kintampo after he received a briefing on the disaster on arrival in the Kintampo Municipality.

According to him he was in the area to see things for himself and on behalf of Government commiserate with the bereaved or affected.

The Vice President who arrived with a helicopter, was accompanied by the Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery and the Director General of NADMO, Nana Eric Agyemang Prempeh.

They joined the Bono-Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asoma Cheremeh and the Minister for Tourism, Catherine Afeku, who had arrived earlier.

In brief comments after getting a briefing from the Municipal Coordinating Director, the Vice President said investigations into the disaster will enable Government take steps to ensure such a disaster never recurs.

The Vice President visited the homes of two of the victims to sympathize with their grieving families.

He was first at the home of Agatha Frimpong, who was a second year student of Wenchi Methodist SHS before moving to console the family of Nicholas Larr, who was a Student of the UENR.

Vice president Dr. Bawumia also made a brief visit to the disaster site before visiting the injured at the Kintampo Municipal Hospital.

He was conducted around by the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Gavin Apio.

At the time of filing this report, the Vice President and his entourage were enroute to Wenchi to visit affected families and institutions there.

In a related development, Government has pledged its support to the families in the burial of the victims who were died in Kintampo Water Falls disaster which claimed about eighteen lives.

Vice President Dr Bawumia made the commitment when he met with leadership and students of the Wenchi Methodist Senior High in the Brong Ahafo region to commiserate with them.

He said the support will also be extended to those who sustained various injuries.

Vice President Dr Bawumia who tried to cheer the students up entreated them to be strong and have faith in God.