Labour minister in stable condition after road crash
The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and Member of Parliament for Sunyani West, Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah is in stable condition and responding to treatment after surviving a road crash over the weekend.
When The Chronicle visited the minister on Monday morning at BrongAhafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani, he looked well and showed signs of speedy recovery.
Mr BaffourAwuah sustained a cut on his head and had minor injuries on his leg and right arm when his vehicle was involved in an accident on the Sunyani Nsuatre road on Saturday.
There were six passengers, including the Sunyani West Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Mr Evans Kusi Buadum in the vehicle.
Mr. Kusi Buadum was also doing well at the time The Chronicle visited.The other four passengers in the minister’s vehicle; Aliyu Bariba, James Abu, C.K Akunor(the driver) and Yaw Boahen were all discharged on Sunday.
Touching on the cause of the accident, Mr Agyekum-Kyeremah, Special Aide to the minister noted it was an error on the part of the truck ahead of their vehicle, which they collided with.
“The driver of the tipper truck failed to show any sign of diversion, therefore, the minister’s driver wanted to drive past the vehicle ahead of him, causing the collision.
“With this circumstance, one of the front doors of the vehicle got dismembered. The minister fell off the vehicle as it somersaulted several times. We thank God all the occupants are still alive,” he said.
“Despite the troubling nature of the incident, it has been a moment where he has experienced the true love of God for him and he expressed profound gratitude to all well wishers who have called and trooped into the hospital to wish him speedy recovery.
“The Chief of Staff, Interior Minister, Health Minister, Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Sunyani East MP, The Sunyani West MCE and Journalists among others, have all called or visited to check on him, and he is really pleased with their kind words and actions”, he added.
This incident is a big blow to the government, as some labour unions have embarked on labour agitations, while others are threatening to follow suit.
Described as an integral pillar in this current government’s administration by the president during his two day tour in the Bono Region,Baffour-Awuah is described by union leaders as a man with humility and is also abreast with masterful negotiation skills, which he used in calming the storm on the labour front.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest