KABA laid to rest

Thousands of mourners on Saturday gathered at the forecourt of the State House here in Accra to bid Asempa FM’s late presenter, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong.

The mourners, clad in red and black, included friends, family of the late broadcast journalist, politicians, journalists, government officials and well wishers.

Some of the mourners could not hold back their tears from rolling down their cheeks as they filed past the remains of KABA, as he is affectionately called, in a brownish casket wrapped in a colourful kente cloth.

The body of the late KABA, 37, who left behind a wife and eight-month- old  daughter,  was  later interred at the Osu Cemetery.

KABA died on November 18, 2017 after a short illness. Until his demise, he was the host of popular political talk show, “Ekosi Sen” on Accra based Asempa FM.

After a memorial service led by the clergy from the Gethsemane Methodist Church in Mamprobi, tributes started pouring in for the late journalist irking emotions as the faint-hearted among the mourners shed tears for late political talk show host.

The widow, Valentina Ofori Afriyie, a journalist herself, in a tribute said she was yet to believe that her husband had passed on to glory.

“What should I tell Nana Yaa [their daughter] when she asks of Dada?” she asked in the tribute read on her behalf.

“I can’t believe you are gone but I take consolation in the fact that you are in the bosom of our Lord. I am glad you knew the Lord,” she said.

She described KABA as a man who made fatherhood effortless and a sight to behold making her the happiest woman and that there was never a dull moment with him.

There were tributes also from his employers Multimedia Group, friends and family, the Ghana Journalists Association, all extolling the virtues of the late journalist.

BY JULIUS YAO PETETSI    

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