Govt rewards cabbie who foiled Koala robbery

•   Dr.  Agyeman-Mensah (left), presenting the  keys to the house to Mr. Ebenezer Kortey, representative of the taxi driver.            Photo: Mercy Amparbeng

• Dr. Agyeman-Mensah (left), presenting the keys to the house to Mr. Ebenezer Kortey, representative of the taxi driver.
Photo: Mercy Amparbeng

The Government yesterday presented a fully furnished two-bed room house to Mr. Frank Ade, the heroic taxi driver who foiled an attempted robbery of a saleswoman of Koala Supermarkets at Cantonments in Accra, on January 9.

The house was a promise made by government in appreciation and recognition of the patriotism displayed by Mr. Ade the driver and the manner he risked his life to save the saleswoman.

The Vice-President, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama, made the promise when he received Mr. Ade at his office at the flagstaff on January, 11.

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr Kweku Agyemang-Mensah, who presented the keys to Mr. Ade, urged Ghanaians to maintain law and order at all times.

According to the minister security is a shared responsibility and not the sole duty of the security agencies, adding that “assisting the security agencies to maintain law and order would ensure effective policing of our communities, which would promote the well-being of the people,” he said.

Dr. Agyemang-Mensah stated that the sheer bravery exhibited by the driver should be an eye opener to every Ghanaian that we must be each others keepers.

Mr. Ebenezer Kortey, who received the keys to the apartment on behalf of this brother, commended government for the gesture, and prayed for God’s guidance and protection for all who mutted the idea to provide the house to his brother.

Mr. Ade was earlier presented with a brand new vehicle each by government and Koala Supermarket.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu             

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