Arts Writers call on gov’t to fix bad roads as Ghana mourns Ebony

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The resuscitated professional body of Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG), has charged authorities to fix damaged roads in the country to save lives of motorists.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, February 10, 2018, the PRO of ATWAG, Kwame Dadzie expressed deepest condolences to family of female dancehall singer, Ebony who died in a tragic road accident in Sunyani and admonished state authorities to repair damaged roads to prevent more accidents and promote domestic tourism.

Read the full statement below:

The Executive and members of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) wish to express our deepest condolences to the family, management and fans of dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng aka Ebony as well as the families of her two friends who died through a fatal road accident on Thursday, 8th February, 2018.

Indeed, this is a great loss to the arts industry considering Ebony’s exceptional talent and phenomenal achievements in her short music career.

It is sad to note that Ebony and her two friends met their untimely demise through a motor accident, which has become one too many. We plead with the government to, as a matter of urgency, fix the country’s bad roads which are claiming precious lives and also hindering the national domestic tourism promotion drive.

As we mourn our departed star, we also advise drivers and motorists to be extra careful on our roads.

Finally, we urge the media to act with a high sense of professionalism in reporting on issues relating to Ebony’s demise to preserve the dignity of the departed while ensuring that the emotions of the affected families are not bruised.

May the souls of Ebony and her two friends rest in perfect peace.


The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers.

ATWAG seeks to promote arts and tourism reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members.

ATWAG is also aimed at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.

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