Samuel Nuamah’s death is a big blow – Times Editor

samuel-nuamahAn Editor at the Ghanaian Times Newspaper, Dave Agbenu says news about the death of one the papers reporters this afternoon is “a big blow”.

Samuel Nuamah met his untimely death when the bus he was travelling in as part of a presidential convoy was involved in an accident.

The President and the about 20 reporters were returning from the Volta Region when the incident occurred.

Speaking to JoyFM’s Top Story, Mr Agbenu told Evans Mensah the deceased was an amazing person to work with.

“He was a gem, he was flawless and dedicated to his work. It is a big blow to the newspaper. I cannot find words to describe it, it is a real blow”, he told Joy News Evans Mensah.

Mr Agbenu said the paper has been in touch with the family especially the deceased’s mother and will meet with them on Friday for further discussions.
He added that the other Times reporter who was also on the bus survived the crash.

Joy News’ Ekow Sam has been to the Times office and reports that the mood at the premises is one of pain and anguish.

He said the deceased’s colleagues were visibly in a state of shock and none was in the mood to talk to him.

An eyewitness who was on the road when the accident occurred said he saw the dark brown GMC Savanna bus skid of the road.

He said the convoy stopped and he noticed that one person was dragged onto the road and covered.

According to him, the accident occurred between Doyomu and the Asutsuare junction in the Greater Accra region.

Joy News correspondent Aisha Ibrahim who was at the 37 Military Hospital where some of the victims were rushed to said journalists have not been allowed into the wards where they are.

Aisha, however, said two other journalists are in a critical condition and are being attended to.

Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has been to the hospital to visit the injured.
The Presidency says it will issue a statement concerning the incident shortly.

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