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This government can do miracles – Beatrice Annan on claims of sabotage in new train accident

Private lawyer Beatrice Annan has taken a swipe at the government over claims by some of its members that the crash between one of Poland’s newly purchased modern trains – a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) and a parked Hyundai truck – was orchestrated.

Beatrice Annan, who is also a member of the communications team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the claims made by members of the government, including the Minister of Railway Development, John-Peter Amewu, leave so many unanswered questions about the kind of train that will pass through the government has been purchased.

She wondered why the train couldn’t stop in time after seeing the Hyundai truck in her path.

“The government is sabotaging itself? What road did this truck use to get to its place? Who took the photo? If this was captured by the train itself, why couldn’t the train activate its emergency braking systems?

“We’ve seen the videos of the train moving at a snail’s pace, so how come he couldn’t see it from a distance to stop, given the slow speed?” wrote the NDC communicator on X.

She added: “The NPP government can do wonders. We need to kick these guys out because they can do anything and everything.”

Annan made these comments while responding to a post shared by John-Peter Amewu with a photo of the Hyundai truck in the middle of the railway line, with the caption: “Shame, irresponsible and unpatriotic!”

Background:

The Ministry of Railway Development, in a press statement dated April 18, 2024, confirmed reports that one of the modern trains recently purchased by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government from Poland, Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) 001, had been involved. in the event of a crash.

It said the DMU struck a stationary vehicle during the test drive; adding that no person was injured.

“On Thursday, April 18, 2024, at approximately 12:10 p.m., an incident occurred around Km76+100 while the test was being conducted. When approaching the bend at Km76+100, the DMU encountered a stationary vehicle standing directly opposite the track. Despite the immediate application of the emergency braking system, the train could not come to a complete stop before colliding with the vehicle,” the statement said.

The ministry added: “The affected DMU has been moved to the workshop for further assessment and necessary repairs.”

Following the incident, supporters of the government and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), including the Minister of Railway Development, John-Peter Amewu, made allegations that the incident was orchestrated to sabotage the train’s deployment.

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