The newly-sworn in National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has said the party will make the welfare of its members a paramount concern under his leadership.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo made the promise when he led a team of party executives to visit party delegates who were involved in an accident while on their way to the NDC’s National Delegates Congress organised at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra on Saturday, 17 November 2018.

The 15 delegates are from Mpraeso in the Eastern Region and Konongo in the Ashanti Region.

They were being conveyed from Kingsby in Achimota to the Congress grounds when the driver of the vehicle lost control and veered off into a ditch.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo said the party will take up the medical bills of the victims.

He said: “We will not let them lack anything as far as they are here at the hospital; the party will arrange some deposits for them. We are also here with the Ashanti Regional Chairman who indicated that some deposits have also been made against drugs and other related expenses.

“So, in all, the party has shown concern, the party will continue to show concern for all party members who find themselves in such situations, especially when they were on their way to Congress. It means they are suffering in the line of duty. The welfare of our party members is one of the concerns of the new national executives”.

The victims are responding to treatment.