The late Maxwell Dodji Akpeko, an Assistant Manager at the Engineering Department of New Times Corporation has been laid to rest at the La cemetery over the weekend.
The late Mr Akpeko, who had been a staff of the corporation for 25 years, passed away on August 30 after a short illness.
The burial followed a solemn programme which was attended by mourners including families, friends and staff of the Corporation, who were led by the Acting Managing Director, David Agbenu at the Alajo 1&2 School Park.
Clad in black and red attire, some of the mourners wailed and wept in their grief while others engaged in traditional dance moves to pay him their respects.
In a tribute, the management and staff of NTC described the late Mr Akpeko as a team player, who worked “passionately and diligently to the admiration of his supervisor and colleagues.”
“It is really painful for us to come to terms with the passing of Maxwell Akpeko Dodji who will be buried today. Maxwell Akpeko Dodji, also known as Kofigo was employed as an electrical technician at the engineering department on December 1, 1998.
Kofigo was a very quiet, delightful and humble man, but he was also a highly reliable and dedicated worker,” it said.
The widow, Mrs Cecilia Djinaku said the late Mr Akpeko was “intelligent, knowledgeable, confident, charming, well dressed with a clean personality.”
Over the years, she said, her late husband was the ideal partner, who although not perfect, found ways of developing good relations with everyone and had success in all his endeavors.
“I cannot express the void I feel everyday. No matter how long it has been since you left us, I still grieve your death which days will fade away, but you will be evergreen in our memory’s smiles and loud laughs,” she noted.
The children, also in a tribute, expressed shock at the sudden demise of their father saying it was a “big blow which had hurt them deeply.”
They recalled the fun times and the love and care that was shown to them by Mr Akpeko even when he was facing ill health.
“Dad, the news of your sudden departure came as a rude shock to me. Your words of encouragement and motivation still lives in me, you gave us a lot of unforgettable memories that makes me to always like to stay in your company.
You go extra miles to put food on our table. Your death is one thing that is so hard for us to believe,” the children added.
Born on December 2, 1969 in a small village at Aghanume in the Volta Region, Mr Akpeko studied electrical installation at Accra Technical Training Center in Accra in 1990 and continued his part one and part two in electrical technology at City Acadamy of Ghana in 1994.
As a result of his hard work and dedication, He was selected for a training program in Switchgear Application and Maintenance in India in 2001.
His efforts paid off when he was promoted to the rank of Utticer Grade three and also promoted through several ranks and held the Assistant Manager position until his untimely death.
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS