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Hundreds of media practitioners, family and well-wishers turned up at the State House on Saturday to bid farewell to Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA), former host of Political Talk Show “Ekosii Sen” on Asempa 94.7 FM.

Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Wife of the Vice President, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party, current and former ministers of state and parliamentarians were among the high-profile personalities who turned up at the State House for the final funeral rites.

Clad in mourning colours of red and black, the mourners filed past the mortal remains of the 37-year old Broadcast Journalist from exactly 0700 hours.

The process was characterised by deep emotions and constant wailing by some of the mourners, especially the family members.

KABA’s mother, Madam Felicia Asabea Ampenyin, read her tribute first, describing her only son as; “The best son any mother could ever ask for,” followed by the wife, Valentina Ofori-Afriyie, who described him as a “Wonderful father, humble husband, lover of God, God fearing, smart, caring, understanding, and a man who made fatherhood effortless and a sight to behold.’’

Staff of Asempa FM described KABA as a; “Determined, visionary, collaborative, goal-oriented, and caring person” who loved life and all that it offered.

The Multimedia Group described him as “Hardworking, dedicated and man of integrity”.

“An intelligent young man who was highly professional in his job,” was how the Ghana Journalists Association described him, while the 2015 Political Science Year Group of the University of Ghana referred to him as an interesting and friendly course mate.

Mr Robert Tetteh Coleman, the Communications Manager of Zoomlion Ghana, cousins of KABA, colleagues from the Accra Teacher Training College among other groups, and Mr Solomon N. Amanor, a very close friend of the deceased who was described as a “brother from another mother,” all read their touching tributes. He was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery.

KABA, the only son of his mother, died on Saturday, November 18, 2017, after a short illness.

He was a trained teacher who joined the Multimedia Group in 2009 as a Broadcast Journalist and later became the host of the Talk Show Ekosii Sen, which airs between 1500-1800 hours weekdays.

He left behind a wife, Valentina Ofori-Afriyie and a seven-month-old daughter, Nana Yaa Ansah-Asabea Acheampong, as well as his mother, Madam Felicia Asabea Ampenyin and his step-father, Mr Thomas Ampenyin.
Source: GNA

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