Hundreds bid Nuamah farewell

The coffin being lowered into the grave

The coffin being lowered into the grave

HUNDREDS of mourners yesterday converged on the ForeCourt of the State House in Accra to give Samuel Nuamah, The Ghanaian Times reporter who died in a motor accident on August 20, a befitting burial and to bid him fare well.

Among the mourners were President John Mahama, ministers of state, family members of the deceased, management and staff of the New Times Corporation (NTC), Members of Parliament, members of the Council of State, colleague journalists, representatives of the security agencies, friends and the general public among others.

The brown coffin, bearing the remains of Nuamah was wrapped in the Ghana flag as the mourners filed past amidst wailing, especially from the deceased parents and the wife, Lillian.

Tributes were read by individuals and organisations on memory of the 37-year old journalist.

Clad in red and black clothes, the mourners who looked dejected joined the Teshie Baptist Church choir of which Nuamah was a member to sing heavenly hymns to the glory of God even in that moment of adversity.

The solemn ceremony, which preceded his final internment, lasted a little over two hours, with the reading of tributes and laying of wreaths as a

By Julius Yao Petetsi

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