[ 2017-10-09 ]
President Akufo-Addo consoling the mother of the late reporter.
Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised
to personally bear the cost of the burial of
Mohammed Ashley, a member of the presidential
press corps, who perished in last Saturday’s gas
explosion at Atomic junction in Accra.
The president disclosed this when relatives of the
late cameraman and management of Kencity, owners
of Net 2 TV and Oman FM, paid the president a
visit at the Flagstaff House, to formally inform
him of the demise of Ashley.
Reports indicate that, the deceased, who lived
close to the area, rushed to the scene with his
camera upon hearing the explosive sounds.
While recording, he reportedly jumped off the
footbridge because he panicked and suffered an
According to the CEO of Kencity, Stella Agyapong,
a visit to the morgue, showed that the late
reporter sustained severe injuries to his head and
burns from the explosion.
Chief Executive Officer of Ken City, Stella
Agyapong eulogized the late reporter.
“Mohammed being a camera man took the other
direction when everyone was running in the
opposite direction so he could get footage. We
went to the morgue to see him and he was severely
burnt, ” she lamented.
A total of seven people perished, whereas 132
others sustained various degrees of injury. Six of
the dead are yet to be identified.
Mohammed Ashley, a muslim, is expected to be
buried tomorrow [Tuesday]. Mohammed is not
married, and has no kids. He is the second of
Ghanaian Times Presidential correspondent died in
A Ghanaian Times reporter, Samuel Nuamah, also a
member of the presidential press corps, died in a
car accident in 2015, whiles some of his
colleagues sustained injuries.
The journalists were returning to Accra from the
Volta Region after covering then President, John
Dramani Mahama, who had delivered a speech at the
Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church convention.
The accident occurred around Dawhwenya in the
Greater Accra Region.
Source - citifmonline.com
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