President Akufo-Addo’s convoy involved in fatal accident on Accra-Kumasi highway

A convoy accompanying President on the - Highway was struck by tragedy on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The convoy, returning from a series of events in Kumasi, encountered a fatal along the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the highway.

The incident claimed the life of Mr. Kwesi Atta, one of the convoy's drivers. Additionally, several officers from the President's security detail sustained injuries of varying severity. Initial treatment was administered at the Government Hospital, with plans underway to transfer the injured to the Medical Centre for further care and observation.

While numerous vehicles in the convoy were wrecked in the accident, President Akufo-Addo emerged unharmed. His safe return to Accra via military aircraft spared him from harm during the ordeal.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured officers,” expressed Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications for the Office of the President. He further acknowledged the public's understanding and support during this trying time.

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