The vehicle hired to transport the presidential press corps that was involved in the accident that killed the Ghanaian Times reporter, was not fit to be on the road, it has been revealed.
The Ghanaian Chronicle reports that, the tyres of the Ford vehicle were totally worn out and investigations undertaken on samples of the tyres point out that they were not in good condition as such not suitable for the road.
According to the newspaper, even though the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is yet to make public its findings, its Executive Director, Ing (Mrs) May Obiri-Yeboah has confirmed that the tyres of the vehicle were defective.
The outcome of the meeting between the Chief of Staff and President of GJA, Affail Monney, which was suggestive that, there was no wrongdoing in the accident involving the Presidential Press Corps has been dismissed by the NRSC.
On the afternoon of Thursday August 20, a Ford bus carrying about 20 journalists returning from Ho to Accra was involved in a ghastly accident after it burst one of its tyres, veered off the road and somersaulted several times, killing the Ghanaian Times reporter, Samuel Nuamah, and injuring others.
The group had travelled with President John Mahama who had attended the annual convention of the Evangelical Presbytarian (EP) church, and were on their way back to Accra.
Following the accident, several people have expressed misgivings about the rickety nature of the vehicle.
However, such claims have been dismissed and the outcome of a meeting between the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah and President of GJA, Affail Monney, suggested that there was no wrongdoing.