A NON-denominational church service will be held on Saturday, August 29, at the International Press Centre in Accra to observe the One Week rites for Mr Samuel Nuamah, the Ghanaian Times Presidential Correspondent who died in a motor accident last Thursday, while returning from an assignment of the President at Ho.
The ceremony is in accordance with the Akan tradition.
It is expected to be attended by journalists, government officials, friends and sympathizers from all walks of life.
Editor of The Ghanaian Times, Dave Agbenu, who disclosed the arrangements urged the public to turn up to observe the day in memory of Samuel Nuamah.
Asked why the day has been shifted from Thursday to Saturday, Mr. Agbenu said “circumstances beyond our control have compelled us to push the day to Saturday”.
Dress code for the ceremony is black.
Samuel Nuamah, 37, met his untimely death in an accident involving the Presidential Press Corp on Thursday, August 20, on their way to Accra, after covering the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at Ho, which was addressed by the President.
Meanwhile, the Global Evangelical Church has expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Samuel Nuamah .
In a press release issued in Accra and signed by Rt.-Rev. Dr. Edem Tettey, the Moderator, said the church “noted with shock and disbelief the accident involving the Presidential Press Corps which led to the untimely demise of a young promising journalist with several others suffering various degrees of injuries”.
The statement expressed condolences to management and staff of New Times Corporation, the Ghana Journalists Association and the nation as a whole.
“We wish to assure all that, our unflinching thoughts are with the bereaved families while our unceasing prayers go to the accident victims recuperating at the 37 Military Hospital,” it said.
It appealed to all drivers to be careful on the roads and to abide by all driving rules and regulations to forestall any reoccurrence of such avoidable accidents.