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Ras Mubarak condemns Parliament for ignoring Kintampo accident victims

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has chided Parliament for not paying their last respects to victims of the ghastly Kintampo accident.

MP for Kumbungu constituency, Ras Mubarak

He said it is unfortunate that the lawmakers chose to commiserate with victims of other countries rather than their own.

Yesterday, members of Parliament observed a minute silence for shooting victims in New Zealand and victims of Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.

This act has caused an uproar on social media with many Ghanaians criticizing the lawmakers for failing to acknowledge Kintampo victims and showing solidarity to others.

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Commenting on this issue, Ras Mubarak said the gesture by his colleagues shocked him.

“I found it rather strange that over 70 of our compatriots had perished sadly in Friday’s twin accident and the House of Parliament that represents the people of Ghana didn’t demonstrate any show of support to the victims of the accident", he said.

"It is very disappointing and if the public is angered by it, it is rightly so. The unhappiness of the public is righteous indignation . . . we needed to rise to the occasion, but unfortunately we didn't live up to that".

Last Friday, March 22nd, two buses collided head on at Ampomakrom within the Pamdu Electoral Area of the Bono East Region.

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The Kintampo accident claimed the lives of over 60 people and got over 30 seriously injured.

One of the buses was headed to the northern part of Ghana from Kumasi while the other was headed in the opposite direction.

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