Twenty-four (24) Officer Cadets of Regular Career Course Intake 58 of the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) have been involved in motor vehicle accident at Fume in the Volta Region on Sunday 26 November.
The Officer Cadets, a driver and a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) who sustained various degrees of injuries were evacuated by CASA 295 from the Ho Airport to 37 Military Hospital on Monday 27 November, 2017.
The Cadets were to embark on Exercise Eastern Trek (Navigation, Leadership and Endurance Exercise) which was a yearly routine exercise for Officer Cadets of the Regular Career Course in the Volta Region.
According to the Commanding Officer (CO) of 66 Artillery Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Baaba Pantoah, the victims were being deployed at their start point with Troops Carrying Vehicle (TCV) when the accident happened. He further stated that the Cadets were taken to the Ho Regional Hospital and 7 Medical Reception Station (MRS) for immediate medical attention.
In an interview with the Chief Training Officer (CTO) GMA, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Mensah, he said thirteen (13) of the victims have been treated and discharged while the rest were still responding to medical treatment.
The Volta Regional Minister, Honourable Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa and his entourage paid a visit to the victims at the airport to wish them a speedy recovery. He also thanked the Ghana Armed Forces for the swift intervention to the situation. He was briefed on the state and condition of the victims by the Commander GMA, Brig Gen SG Yakubu.