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Upper West Regional Minister Breaks Protocol to Save Life of Child in Accident

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Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, recently displayed an act of kindness when he stopped his convoy to attend to a four-year-old child involved in an accident. The incident happened on the Wa Insurance Road, while the Minister was returning from an official engagement in Jirapa. Fatawu Ibrahim, the victim from Dondoli, a suburb of Wa, was returning from school when he was knocked down by a motorbike while trying to cross the road.

The Minister, who chanced on the accident scene, broke his convoy protocol and attended to the accident victim. He rushed the little boy to the hospital for treatment and remained at the hospital for close to an hour to ensure that the boy was given good medical care before leaving for his office.

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According to Cletus Awuni, the Public Relations Officer of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council, the Minister left the little boy under the care of the Upper West Regional Director of Education, Razak Abdul-Korah, who also visited the hospital later. The boy’s parents were traced and contacted, and he has since been discharged from the hospital and is doing well.

The Minister’s action has earned him praise and commendation from the public. Many people praised him for his compassion and humanity, describing it as a rare act of kindness for a Minister to stop his convoy to attend to accident victims and convey them to the hospital.

In a nutshell, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has demonstrated that leadership is not only about the pursuit of power and authority but also about serving humanity. His act of kindness and compassion towards the accident victim is a shining example of what leadership should be. It is a call to other leaders to emulate this kind of behaviour, which will go a long way in building a more caring and humane society.

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