General News of 2014-07-26

Re: Hit-and-run minister knocks two with vehicle

The Hon. Deputy Regional Minister will like to sympathise with the bereaved family for their loss. However, the Hon. Deputy Regional Minister’s office wishes to defuse the publication that he is a hit-and –run Minister.

The Joy News correspondent who published the story did not even interview the Deputy Minister to get his side of the story.

According to the Minister, the incident which occurred at a double carriage way prevented him from turning immediately back to the accident scene. As such, he had to move a further distance to a place where there is a U-turn to enable him drive back to the accident scene. We will like to state categorically clear that it was not his intention to run away as reported by the said correspondent.

Secondly, the Deputy Minister reported the matter to the Regional MTTU when the incident occurred so that the Police could come and conduct further investigations.

When the P.R.O of the UERCC visited the MTTU office, to get their side of the story, he was informed that, actually the Deputy Minister reported the incident immediately it occurred to the Police and so it was not his intention to hit-and-run away.

The MTTU boss also refuted the allegation that, the Deputy Minister was drunk when the incident occurred. The MTTU boss however said investigations were still ongoing and when that is completed the necessary steps will be taken.

Source: Upper East RCC, PRO
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