A wreath- laying ceremony was held at the Osu Cemetery in Accra on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the death of Samuel Nuamah, the Presidential Correspondent of The Ghanaian Times.
Mr. Nuamah died in a gory accident involving the Presidential Press Corps at Dornyumu Junction on August 20, 2015.
The solemn ceremony, which was attended by the bereaved family, the management and staff of New Times Corporation (NTC), and Members of the Presidential Press Corps, was used to pray to God for the repose of the soul of late Nuamah.
Amidst renewed grieving over the loss, wreaths were laid on behalf of his nuclear and extended families, NTC and the Pesidential Press Corps.
After the wreath- laying, the management of NTC presented a package consisting of 10 crates of soft drinks and 10 boxes of bottled mineral water to the family at Teshie.
An anniversary memorial service was also held at the Teshie Baptist Church at Teshie yesterday, where special prayers were offered for the family of late Nuamah and the members of the Presidential Press Corps.
Preaching the sermon, on the theme “Will your anchor hold,” the Reverend Daniel Asiedu, Senior Pastor of the Teshie Baptist Church, urged all to hold themselves in readiness for the Maker, since God can call one at anytime.”
He described the motor accident which took the life of late Nuamah as sad, but indicated that God had a purpose which could not be faulted or challenged.
Rev Asiedu prayed for God’s blessings for the Press Corps and protection against accidents, especially during this election campaign period.
Samuel Nuamah, 37, died on the spot when a bus conveying the Press Corps back from an event at Ho in the Volta Region, to Accra bust a tyre and somersaulted several times before landing in a ditch.
Other members of the corps were severely injured and admitted in hospital for weeks.
Nuamah left behind by a wife and son.
By Edmund Mingle