sign of the final show of affection towards the late Sam, as he was affectionately called.
President John Mahama laid a wreath on behalf of the government and people of Ghana in recognition that Nuamah died in the service of mother Ghana.
Others who laid wreaths included the family, NTC, the Ghana Journalists Association, the Presidential Press Corps, the wife, the church among other entities and personalities.
As the coffin was finally carried on to the hearse, the mourners rose to their feet, some in uncontrollable tears to share their grief over the loss, of Nuamah.
Mrs. Nuamah – dressed in black – at this point broke down ‘completely’ as she followed the coffin as it was being carried onto the hearse by six pallbearers three on each side of the coffin with one leading – dressed in black suits.
She followed the coffin to the hearse which was parked some 20 metres away with her right hand placed on the coffin and asking amidst tears rolling down her cheeks profusely where ‘her beloved’ husband was going with some family members attempting to console her to no avail until the hearse finally drove out of the funeral ground.
The hearse, escorted by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) band and the choir, moved at a snail’s pace resulting in vehicular traffic between the State House and the Osu Cemetery, his final resting place, some 200 metres away from the funeral grounds.
The choir, at the cemetery, sang a hymn they claimed was the deceased’s favorite whiles some well wishers shared more tears as the coffin was lowered slowly into the grave.
Before it was proclaimed that “ash to ash, dust to dust” by the clergy who supervised the burial, intercessory prayers were said for his “gentle” soul to rest in peace.
Samuel Nuamah died on the spot after the car in which he was travelling with his other colleagues of the presidential press corps, was involved in an accident at the Doryumu Junction at Shai Hills on the Tema-Akosombo highway which left 11 other journalist, sustaining various degrees of injury.
He is survived by a two-year old-son, Josiah Nhyira Nuamah.
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