By Simeon OSAJIE
The Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Council, Hon. (Princess) Benedicta Attoh have visited the scene of the Okpella accident to ascertain the extent of damage done and also visited the accident victims in the Hospital where she promised to offset the medical bills.
Attoh who was visibly emotional about the incident spent time to appreciate the medical team led by Dr. Tunde Ajie and Dr. Sylvester Asaboro for their efforts to save lives.
She also took time to interact with each of the victims where she encouraged them not to add the fear of medical bills to their health challenge assuring them that the local government would take care of their bills just as she tried to know the extent of their satisfaction with the medical attention given to them so far.
Hon. Attoh who later visited the scene of the accident expressed shock over the extent of damage done as she was taken round the scene by some Okpella elders led by Chief Joshua Ogene and Dr. Tunde Ajie.
According to them, “The entire Okpella community do not have electricity as the major transformer which serves as the nucleus that feeds other transformers in the community was damaged during the accident and several electric poles were broken among others damages.”
While speaking after the visit, the chairman described the damage done as huge and financially demanding.
She however called on well-meaning individuals, corporate organizations, and Political leaders from Etsako East and Afemai in general to join hands with her in offsetting the medical bills as well as restoring light to the Okpella community within the next few days.