Traffic flow in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, was seriously interrupted on Saturday morning following the 2015 edition of the May 9 Walk which was staged in the boisterous city. Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko CEO, Herbert Mensah, led thousands of people onto the streets in remembrance of the 126 souls that perished at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001.
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Life would have been very difficult but for Herbert Mensah as victims of the May 9th Accra sports stadium disaster cries out for support.
Families oF victims of the may 9th Accra Sports Stadium Disaster, who are calling for support, say life would have been very difficult but for Herbert Mensah. They accused government of neglect despite a directive by the Okudzeto Committee for financial support to the families, especially the children left behind.
Former Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah has donated a variety of food items and cash to a cross section of Kumasi families who lost their relatives in the May 9, 2001 stadium disaster.
Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko boss Herbert Mensah has called on all stakeholders in the management of football in Ghana to pool their resources to rid the game of needless disasters.
Mensah said contrary to the perception that May 9 had thought us lessons the events of February this year which saw four people die at the Baba Yara stadium due to overcrowding should be a wake up call.
The JAG Foundation team also joined Herbert at the Accra Mosque for prayers. Some of the images follows.
Herbert Mensah reflects on the May 9th disaster in the Accra Mosque.