Two workers of the West Africa Mills, a Cocoa Processing Company in Takoradi lost their ives in a motor accident this morning near Elmina when they were travelling with other colleagues to Parliament to listen to an urgent question filed by the MP for Takoradi Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah.
The MP wanted to know from the Minister of Finance when the Cocoa Processing Company, West Africa Mills will be re-opened for operation after twenty-eight months of closure.
25 of the workers were severely injured and 18 are said to be in critical condition at Cape Coast and Afia-Nkwanta Hospitals.
The Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho expressed condolences to the bereaved families when the Majority Chief Whip Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka brought the House’s attention to the accident.
The MP for Takoradi Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah who narrated what happened, said a military ambulance reportedly collided with the sprinter bus on which the workers were traveling on the Cape Coast-Takoradi Road.
Meanwhile the said question has been deferred to next week as the Minister of Finance was not available to respond to the question.