Bawumia supports family of late KABA with cash donation


    Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has donated an undisclosed amount of money to the family of late broadcaster, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong, popularly known as KABA.

    He made the donation on Monday when he led a delegation from the Presidency to the extended family of the late broadcaster at his Abeka residence.

    In line with Akan tradition, the delegation was at the residence to mourn with the family and to obtain accurate information about the tragic incident even though news about the death of the broadcaster has become public knowledge.

    The visit is also a sign of respect to the memory of the late broadcaster, and to the surviving family.

    KABA has been eulogised by politicians — from both the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) — veteran journalists, and dignitaries for his professionalism, and journalistic excellence.

    The popular host of the local language political talk show, Ekosi Sen, on Asempa FM is survived by his wife, Valentina Ofori Afriyie and a seven-month-old baby.

    Deputy Roads Minister, Anthony Karbo, who was part of the delegation told the family that their presence they will relay the information to Nana Akufo-Addo, who is currently in the United Kingdom for a state visit.

    The Vice President also promised that the government will support the funeral of the late broadcaster.

    The delegation later signed a Book of Condolence that has been opened at the late broadcaster’s residence.

    The Vice President had earlier led a government delegation to commiserate with The Multimedia Group, the mother company of Asempa FM.

    The ‘Ekosii Sen’ show host died Saturday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching after a short illness.

    He had been at work all week with no sign of sickness until he complained Friday evening he was not feeling too well and had to go home early.

    He went home never to return to work again. He was rushed to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    His death came as a shock to colleagues, friends and families some of whom have found it difficult to compose themselves.

    On Monday morning, The Multimedia Group held a Memorial Service for the late broadcaster and drew colleagues even from competitor stations all of whom came to sympathize with the Multimedia family.