Family of military couple that died in flood wants gov’t support for 12-year-old son

Family of military couple that died in flood wants gov’t support for 12-year-old son
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu
Date: 22-04-2019 Time: 02:04:15:pm
Warrant Officer Jabez Arthur, 45yrs, and his wife Warrant Oficer II Sarah Kuadzi, 40yrs, died in floods at Adjei Kojo as they drove through the rains in a military pick-up.

The family of the military officers who perished in last week's flood in Accra is asking the government to assist in taking care of their 12-year-old son.

They can give out a scholarship or if it is a fund that we can all contribute to that will be very helpful,” brother of the deceased military woman, W.O II Sarah Kuadzi, told Joy News.

The bodies of S/Sgt Arthur Jabez, 45 and his wife WO II Sarah Kuadzi, 40, were among the seven retrieved from flood waters by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), after heavy rains on April 14.

They were travelling in a military pick up from a funeral in Tema when their vehicle got caught in the flood waters at a suburb along the motorway known as Adjei-Kojo.

Read more: Military couple among perished flood victims

The couple left behind their son, Bill Clinton Nana Arthur, who is currently in Junior High School.

Kingsley Kuadzi says although they (the family)  are grateful the government has committed to allowing the boy to stay in the home of his parents till he completes JHS,  they also need financial assistance to see him through his education.

He told Joy News’ Hannah Odame it is through no fault of the couple that they had to die all of a sudden leaving behind their son.

“As taxpayers, we pay our tax for government to fix our roads and drain. So, if that has not been achieved and this happens to our beloved sister and brother-in-law, all we can ask from government is to help the 12-year-old to get to where his parents wanted him to be,” he stated.

Speaking to Joy News, Bill Clinton Nana Arthur, said, losing his parents had been tough but his uncles and aunties have been with him through it all and pledged to take care of him.

The family after the accident also urged the government to fix deplorable structures to avoid disasters in future.

Kingsley Kuadzi referred to spontaneous violence at Adentan in November 2018 after uncompleted footbridges left residents at the mercy of drivers on the N1 Highway, resulting in several deaths.

He told Joy News that the government’s swift response in devoting monies to fix the footbridges shows “the money is there”.

The potholes on the road at Adjei-Kojo near Ashiaman can, therefore, be fixed if government is committed, he indicated. 

Read more: Just fix the road - Family of military couple that died in floods urges gov’t