In a display of prompt and compassionate leadership, the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, halted his convoy on the Wa Insurance Road to assist a young accident victim.
Little Fatawu Ibrahim, approximately four years old and hailing from Dondoli, a suburb of Wa, was struck by a motorbike while crossing the road on his way home from school.
The motorbike rider initially offered limited assistance, but the Minister and his entourage, returning from the commissioning of the Jirapa Traditional Council’s new edifice in Jirapa, arrived at the accident scene in the nick of time.
Dr Bin Salih immediately stopped his vehicle, personally rushing the injured child to the hospital for urgent medical attention. The Minister dedicated nearly an hour at the hospital, ensuring that the young boy received thorough medical care before continuing with his official duties.
Prior to leaving the hospital, Dr Bin Salih entrusted the care of the child to the Regional Director of Education, Abdul Razak Korah, who arrived later at the medical facility.
Eye-witnesses reported that, initially, individuals near the accident scene attempted to shield the motorbike rider when questioned by the Minister. Despite the initial denial, further inquiry led to the admission of guilt by the motorbike rider. Subsequently, the police were alerted, and the young man was apprehended and taken to the police station.
This morning, reports from the Regional Director of Education conveyed positive news, stating that the boy’s parents had been located and contacted. The child, now in stable condition, was discharged from the hospital earlier today.