It wasn’t me: Social Cohesion Ministry says it was not involved in multi-vehicular accident

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A composite photo of some of the vehicles involved in the smash up

More than one week after a state vehicle was implicated in a multi-vehicular accident outside of the Georgetown Club, following the People’s National Congress/Reform’s after Congress activities, the respective Ministry has reached out refute the allegations.

According to a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Rehana Ahmad, on Monday morning, “… the vehicle involved in that accident following the PNCR’s Congress a few days ago does not belong to the Ministry of Social Cohesion.”

INews had reported that the social event held for the delegation of the 20th Biennial Congress of the PNC/R at the Georgetown Club on August 17, 2018 ended in chaos after at least five vehicles belonging to attendees- one of which was said to be attached to the Ministry of Social Cohesion- became involved in a massive collision outside of the Camp Street, Georgetown venue.

One the vehicles involved in the accident being towed away

Details were sketchy at the time but both the Police “A” Division Commander, Marlon Chapman and Traffic Chief, Ramesh Ashram had confirmed the incident.

However, while Chapman noted that he had no information regarding what transpired, Ashram disclosed that one State vehicle belonging to the Social Cohesion Ministry was involved.

The Traffic Chief further explained that the multiple-vehicle collision was deemed minor as only vehicles were damaged.

When INews spoke to him on the afternoon of August 18, 2018, he said that he had only been briefed on the accident and had not received a full report as yet.

Meanwhile, information had surfaced that the accident occurred as a result of the PNC/R Congress attendees attempting to drive while inebriated. However, this remains unconfirmed.

Several persons were also said to be injured.

It was also alleged that following the accident, Government officials quickly fled the scene to avoid possible encounters with the media.

To date, the media has not received a full brief or police report regarding the matter.

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