Burial fixed for, Thursday, Sept 17

Mr Ekow Spio Garbrah (right),Trade Minister with the management of NTC at the celebrations

Mr Ekow Spio Garbrah (right),Trade Minister with the management of NTC at the celebrations

Mr. Samuel Nuamah, the Ghanaian Times Presidential Correspondent who died in a motor accident, will be buried on Thursday, September 17, at the Osu Cemetery, Accra after a Burial and Memorial Service at the forecourt of the State House.

This was announced on Saturday, during the one-week rites of the late Nuamah, who died in the crash at Doryumu Junction, in the Shai Hills, while the Presidential Press Corps was returning to Accra from an official assignment at Ho, in the Volta Region.

Hundreds of mourners thronged the Ghana International Press Centre, to participate in the ceremony.

They included the President, John Dramani Mahama, the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, Minister of State, a delegation of the New Patriotic Party, management and staff of the various media house, family and friends.

The service was put together by the management and staff of New Times Corporation and his family.

In attendance were his mother and father, his four siblings comprising three brothers and a sister, family members as well as relatives of the late journalist’s wife, Lilian.

The Managing Director of the New Times Corporation, Ms Carol Annang, led a delegation comprising board members, management and staff of the corporation to the service in memory of their departed colleague who died in the course of his duties.

Also among the dignitaries were Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), and other members of the Commission, and Ms Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, former Editor of The Ghanaian Times and chair of the Editors Forum, Ghana.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) was represented by its Director of Communications, Nana Akomea, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, NPP 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for Ofoasi Ayirebi, and Mike Ocquaye Junior, Deputy Communications Director of the party.

Major Albert Don Chebe, (rtd) the Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation led a (GBC) management team to the memorial service.

In a sermon, Rev. Thomas Asiedu of the Teshie Baptist Church, urged Christians to be mindful of the kind of life they live on earth since there is a reward for every activity one engaged in it.

He admonished Christians to desire for the resurrection of the body at the appointed time and avoid focusing on earthly inheritance.

He urged believers to live a life that would bring glory to their body which, in turn, would glorify God.

The late Nuamah lost his life in a gory road accident on Thursday August 20, when the rented GMC bus, on which the Presidential Press Corps were travelling, burst a tyre and somersaulted several times before landing into a swamp.

The vehicle was returning to Accra from the Volta Region where President Mahama had attended the opening session of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, at Ho.

By David O. Yarboi-Tetteh

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