Spokesman for Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council, Mr. Daniel Ofori-Attah has refuted claims made by Mr. Stan Xoese Dogbe against the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa, Okyehene Osagyafo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the issue of the death of Former Vice President Amissah Arthur.
Mr. Ofori-Attah on the ‘Omanbapa Kasa’ show on Pink FM disclosed that the Paramount Chief was only cautioning the Government to improve upon the emergency system in the country.
Mr. Ofori-Attah claimed that, the Okyehene recounted in a meeting the manner in which the late Former Vice President passed away. He recalled that there were no ambulances available to send the late Amissah Arthur to the hospital.
Hence, he stressed on for the need for a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to be fixed in all schools, to make students abreast with how to handle emergency issues. He also called on the Government to improve upon the emergency systems in our country.
Mr. Stanilav Dogbe, a former Presidential Staffer under the John Mahama era, wrote on his Facebook page that the Okyehene was using the passing on of the late Vice President for “cheap popularity”.
Mr. Ofori made it clear that, such claims by Mr. Dogbe are untrue. He further implied that both the deceased and Okyehene were close friends and regular attendants at the Air Force Gym, hence, the Okyehene and the deceased’s wife were witnesses to the collapsing of the Former Vice President.
The PRO stated that since no ambulance was replying at the time, the deceased was sent to the hospital in a pick-up truck belonging to one soldier. He pointed out that Okyehene’s car was not around at the time of the incident.
Mr. Ofori further asserted that since Mr. Dogbe has a “tarnished” reputation of being disrespectful, he is not taken by surprise with his behaviour towards the Okyehene.
On his Facebook wall, Mr. Stan Dogbe referred to the Okyehene in a statement, “…He had a luxury vehicle there and many others had their cars there. If he had a good heart and the spirit of helping others, maybe, just maybe, he would have sent him to the hospital in his car. He should cease the recklessness of seeking cheap popularity by going to the public events and seeking to share coloured stories…”
Source: Sarah Appiah/ Jennifer Akyereko/ pinkfmonlinegh.com