Stanbic Bank Clears the Air On Accident Saga

Stanbic Bank Ghana has debunked ongoing reports that indicate that some of its staff members over the weekend were involved in a car accident.

According to the bank, contrary to earlier report in a section of the media, none of its staff members was involved in and has died in a motor accident at Ewusiejoe, a farming community near Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

Reports on social media revealed that eight people on Saturday, February 11, 2017 lost their lives in a horrific road crash that occurred at Ewusiejoe in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

The crash also left 21 people in critical condition, according to the Regional Director of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD), Superintendent Richard Appiah.

In a telephone interview with Myjoyonline.com, Supt. Appiah said the road crash involved two passenger vehicles: a Toyota bus with registration number WR 1955-09 and a Nissan Urvan car with registration number CR 894-15.

He said the Toyota bus, which was heading towards Agona Nkwanta from Takoradi, collided head-on with the Nissan Urvan car from Agona Nkwanta in an attempt to overtake some oncoming vehicles.

He stated that the total number of passengers in the two vehicles stood at 29, adding that the bodies of the eight deceased persons, as well as the injured, had been transported to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

Meanwhile a press statement signed by Head of Marketing and Communication at Stanbic Bank, Mawuko Afadzinu, and copied to Today said: “we wish to inform the general public that no staff of Stanbic Bank Ghana was involved in and has died as a result of the accident.”

“No bus of the bank was also involved in an accident in the said area.  Indeed Stanbic Bank Ghana has no staff bus,” the statement added.

Mr. Afadzinu expressed the bank’s condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

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