The top echelon of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), yesterday paid a visit to the New Time Corporation to commiserate with management and staff on the death of Samuel Nuamah, the Ghanaian Times Presidential correspondent.
Mr Nuamah died in a road crash at Doryumu Junction near Shai Hills in the Greater Accra Region, when returning with his colleagues from a presidential assignment in the Volta Region.
The Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Dr Albert Brown-Gaisie, who led the delegation, later, signed the book of condolence, writing, “…we shall remember him for the skills, professionalism and invaluable qualities exhibited in the annals of journalism…”
He expressed the GNFs’ deepest condolence to the New Times Corporation, saying that it was painful to lose people who had excelled in their profession, describing the late Nuamah as an “energetic and intelligent person with all the journalistic qualities”.
Dr Brown-Gaisie himself a journalist, said Nuamah was his friend and colleague, and lamented that his death was very unfortunate.
He pledged the support of the GNFS in the performance of the funeral of the late Nuamah, saying the GNFS Band would be assigned to perform at the one-week observation on Saturday, at Ghana International Press Centre.
He expressed appreciation of the GNFS to the NTC for promoting the activities of the service in The Ghanaian Times and The Spectator adding that the service would continue to collaborate with the corporation in ensuring fire safety in the country.
Receiving the delegation, Mr Dave Agbenu, Editor of the Ghanaian Times said the corporation was in challenging times, having lost one of its finest journalists, adding that it was difficult to come to terms with the reality.
Other members of the delegation included Deputy CFO W.J. Mensah, Dep. CFO Wynni Azomyann, Dep. CFO Kwame Kwarteng, and Dep. CFO Michael Yarkwah.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman