Tears Flow For Nuamah

The mortal remains of the late Ghanaian Times Presidential Correspondent, Samuel Kwame Nuamah, 37, were laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery, Accra, yesterday.

He was killed in a gory accident on August 20 on the Tema-Akosombo Highway whilst returning from Ho in the Volta Region after covering President Mahama’s attendance of the annual convention of the EP Church.

President John Dramani Mahama led the government’s delegation to the funeral held at the forecourt of the State House. The funeral was well attended by media practitioners, parliamentarians, the clergy and many important personalities.

Injured Journalists
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Pascaline Amenyo Adadevoh, Napoleon Ato Kittoe of GTV, Patrick Biddah of the Enquirer and William Gyentu of Peace FM sustained various degrees of injury in the accident.

The rest are TV3′s Edward Frimpong  Kwabi and TV Africa’s  Mawusi Gborglah as well as a media coordinator at the Flagstaff House called Victor Odoi.

Curiously, the driver of the vehicle is reported to have gone missing after he was discharged from the 37 Military Hospital.

A source said the police have been able to interview all those involved in the accident except the driver whose name the presidency is keeping under wraps for unexplained reasons.

The registration file containing documents covering the GMC Savanna mini bus that killed Mr Nuamah vanished from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in what looks like a massive official cover-up.

President’s Tribute
A brief tribute by a pensive-looking President Mahama read by the Minister of Communication, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, paid glowing tribute to the late Nuamah and said the late correspondent had ‘six years of dedicated service to the Presidency and Ghana.’

The President further described him as ‘a very quiet young man on the outside but his name Samuel Nuamah and his personality were easily recognisable.’

Further tributes from the Presidential Press Corps noted that Samuel Nuamah, who was known among them as ‘Aboa Nuamah’, impacted positively on the press corps to the extent that he successfully united them as one body.

The late Samuel Kwame Nuamah is survived by a wife, Lillian Nuamah and a two-and-half-year-old son, Josiah Nhyira Nuamah.

By Solomon Ofori


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