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Fatal collision claims lives of Taxi driver, passenger in NkwenLabour expert calls for quality leadership to drive economy

Tragedy struck on Friday, March 15, in the Mile 6 neighborhood of Nkwen, along the Bamenda-Bambili road, as a collision between a private vehicle and a taxi claimed the lives of both the taxi driver and a passenger.

According to sources, the passenger tragically lost his life at the scene of the accident, while the taxi driver succumbed to his injuries later at the Regional Hospital in Bamenda.

‘The black private car was on top speed when it suddenly found itself on the other said of the road colliding with the taxi. The occupants of the private owned vehicle fled the scene after the accident. The vehicle was coming from the Mile 6 direction while the taxi was heading towards Bamenda,’ an eyetwiness described the scene to drayinfos.

Shey Rene, President of the Mezam Professional Taxi Drivers Trade Union, lamented, ‘All efforts to save the driver’s life were futile.’ Health experts revealed that the driver suffered severe leg injuries and internal bleeding.

The driver, identified as a member of the Islami
c faith, had his body handed over to Muslim authorities in Bamenda for burial.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Mr Austin A. Gamey, a Labour Expert has said while Ghana needs good leadership to move the country forward it also need a strong economy that would create avenues and job opportunities for all the people to thrive.

Mr Gamey, who is also a former Minister of State, made this remark when he delivered a paper at an event on the topic ‘One Hour to Midnight Only the Bride will be ready for Rapture,’ at Ashiaman in Accra.

He said the nation deserved quality leadership, better governance and accountability, and a strong economy that created opportunities for all.

‘We must do away with corruption, greed and other social cankers that militates against the development of the nation,’ Mr Gamey, who is also the Head pastor of the Abundance Grace Tabernacle said.

He said the country must make progress and build a better society for the nation adding that ‘we must hold on to hope, determination and a collective will to overcome and build the Ghana we want for ourselves and the future generations’.

Mr Gamey called on
all to join hands in the fight against corruption which had bedeviled the country.

On the 2024 general elections, Mr Gamey called for peace before, during and afterwards.

He called for the complete rejection of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) describing it as abomination.

Source: Ghana News Agency