Deceased Ghanaian Times reporter Samuel Nuamah was the bread winner of the family, his mother Georgina Opoku has said. The 37 year-old presidential correspondent died in a motor accident Thursday whilst returning from a presidential assignment with other members of the presidential corps.
The family of Mr. Nuamah has been devastated by his death.
At her residence, the mother told Joy News that some of Samuel’s siblings are not making any income so he was the one taking care of their needs.
Samuel’s mother who is diabetic described him as a religious and respectful child.
“His death is a great loss to the family,” she said, adding that the family can only pray to God to keep his soul.
His sister Gifty Opoku, currently pursuing a journalism programme at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, said she feels “very bad” about the brother’s death.
However, she said, she has been encouraged by the unfortunate incident to take over from where Samuel left off and make him proud.
Meanwhile, government has pledged support for the family of the presidential correspondent.
Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah led a delegation to the family house yesterday to console his relatives. He said government will work with management of Ghanaian Times to give Samuel Nuamah a befitting burial.
“We will continue to support them [family] beyond the support we have given today before, during and after the funeral,” he said.
Five other journalists remain on admission at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra and are responding to treatment. GTV journalist Napoleon Ato Kittoe gave this insight about moments before the accident.
He said the driver lacked experienced and yet was speeding, adding that they had two close shaves before the accident that killed Samuel.
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