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Defence Minister visit family of Late Navy Officer

A Government delegation, led by the Defence Minister Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, has paid a courtesy call on the bereaved family of the late Navy Officer Simon Akumpele who lost his life in a motor accident during the pulling out ceremony for the out gone Chief of Defence Staff at his residence in Mitchel Camp, a suburb of Tema..

The Navy Officer got crashed in the motor accident last Friday. The delegation includes, Greater Accra Regional Minister Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, some officers and staff of the Eastern Naval Command.

The Minister gave an undisclosed amount of money towards the planning of the funeral, 2 bags of rice, 2 gallons of cooking oil and assorted drinks to the family.

In a short ceremony, Dr. Kumbour said he is saddened with the demise of the Navy officer. He also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, especially the wife and the children.
Benjamin Kumbour pledged government support and encouraged the family to take heart.

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The Regional Minister Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo remarked that the accident was not deliberate on the part of any individual. He also advised the family of the 37 year old Navy, to be strong within this period of mourning for their love one. As part of support to the family, the Minister gave an amount of one thousand cedis, and other items to support in the planning of the funeral.

Spokesperson for the bereaved family, Miqdad Abubakr was thankful to the delegation and support rendered the family.

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By: Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah/radioxyzonline.com/ghana

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