Burial took place on Saturday at the Half Assini public cemetery for Mr Gideon Kwarteng Yeboah, National Service personnel who drowned in the Tano River while undertaking a Biometric Registration Exercise in the Jomoro District.

Mr Yeboah, a 24-year old Service Personnel from Bibiani in the Western Region, was doing his National Service at the Kwabre Prophet Nkansah Primary School near Elubo and was engaged in the biometric voters registration exercise at Mepeasem near Elubo.

He drowned when an outboard motor passenger boat on which he and some other colleagues were travelling to the Electoral Commission district office at Half Assini, hit a rock in the River Tano and split into two.

According to the Half Assini police all the other passengers swam to safety but Yeboah got drowned and the body was retrieved three days later by the people in the area.

The burial service was conducted by members of Jehovah’s Witness in the Jomoro District.

The burial was attended by a large number of government officials, assembly members, the DCE and National Service officials from the Western Region.

GNA

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