A FINANCIAL institution, Stanlib, has pledged to support the New Times Corporation (NTC) to give Mr. Samuel Nuamah, the Ghanaian Times Presidential Correspondent, a befitting burial.
Mr. Emmanuel Alex Asiedu, the managing director, made the pledge on Friday, when he visited the premises of the corporation to sign the condolence book which has been opened to the public in memory of Nuamah, who died in a motor accident involving members of the Presidential Press Corps.
“We heard of the passing of Samuel Nuamah and, therefore, came to collaborate with the corporation to lay our brother to rest,” he said, promising that his outfit would “match” whatever amount was accrued from the fund, set up by the corporation to support the deceased’s wife and son. “We want to support the family he left behind, by contributing to the fund”, he stated.
Mr Asiedu, encouraged all workers in the country to cultivate the habit of saving and investing in order not to financially cripple their families they would leave behind when they were no more.
“Though the economy appears to be stiff at the moment, it is advisable to set some money aside to secure the, since this could happen to anybody,” he stated.
The Editor of The Ghanaian Times, David Agbenu, appealed to well-meaning Ghanaians to contribute to the fund to provide social protection for Nuamah’s.
He said the mortal remains of Nuamah would be laid to rest at the Osu cemetery, in Accra, on Thursday, September 17, after burial service at the forecourt of the State House.
The Managing Director of NTC, Ms Carol Annang, thanked the company for the support and urged all individuals and corporate bodies to endeavour and also contribute to the fund to support the family of the deceased in their challenging moment.
In a related development, Mrs Charity Binka, a journalist and Gender Advocate, has described the late Nuamah as a “gallant journalist”, adding that his demise was a big blow to the country’s media landscape. “I pray and hope that this incident will never occur again”, she said, adding that the issue of unjust treatment meted out to journalists in the country should be revisited and appropriately addressed after Nuamah’s burial, to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.
By Emmanuel Agorsor