NTC commiserates with MGL, KABA’s family

Ms Carol Annang (seated) MD,NTC signing the book of condolence.With her are Mr Dave Agbenu (second left) and Mr John Ackom Asante all management members of NTC.

Ms Carol Annang (seated) MD,NTC signing the book of condolence.With her are Mr Dave Agbenu (second left) and Mr John Ackom Asante all management members of NTC.

The management of New Times Corporation (NTC) has commiserated with the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) and the family of the late Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, affectionately called KABA.

KABA, the host of Asempa FM’s afternoon political show, ‘Eko sii sen’ passed on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, following a short illness.

The delegation from NTC which mourned with the family and staff of MGL on Friday was led by the Managing Director (MD), Ms. Carol Annang, the Editor of Ghanaian Times, Mr. Dave Agbenu, and the Acting Editor of The Spectator, Mr. John Ackom Asante.

They were met by Nana Osei Twum Brifah, Brukuwaahene,  Kweku Amankwatia, host of ‘Abrokyire nkomo’ on Asempa FM , and Maame Akua, host of ‘Abrabo’, amongst other  staff.

They formally briefed the delegation on KABA’s death, adding that family of KABA had agreed for them to use the premises of Multimedia to receive people to sign the book of condolence.

They expressed appreciation to NTC for making time to mourn with them in such difficult moment.

Ms. Annang noted that the demise of KABA was unfortunate and a sad one, considering the young family he left behind.

She added that it was an eye opener on the need for one to take health matters seriously.

Ms.Annang said that the NTC would stand behind the MGL to ensure a befitting burial for the deceased.

Mr. Agbenu on his part said NTC was sad upon hearing KABA’s demise.

According to him, the death of KABA was unexpected and shocking to the media fraternity and the general public.

Mr. Ackom Asante, said KABA’s demise was a big blow to journalism, considering how he attached professionalism to his show.

KABA would be laid in state on December 15, and buried on December 16, with the thanksgiving slated for December 17.

That was announced by the head of the deceased’s family, George Nyarko during the one week celebration at the forecourt of Multimedia on Saturday, but is yet to disclose where the final funeral rites and burial would take place.

KABA used to host Adom TV’s morning show Badwam, before taking on the Ekosii sen mantle from Kwabena Bobie Ansah.

He has had stint with Top Radio in Accra before joining the Multimedia family. He left behind a wife and a seven-month-old daughter.

BY EDEM MENSAH-TSOTORME

 

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