The Head of the Ekuona family at Sefwi Bekwai in the Western North Region, Nana Wirecko Ampen, has bemoaned the sudden death of his niece, Alfred Amoah, who is also the Chief Executive for Bibiani Anwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly.
In an interview with Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on Connect FM’s Omanbapa, Nana Wirecko Ampem indicated that the deceased MCE was the light of the family.
“The entire Bibiani and Bekwai communities have lost a great man. He was the light of our family. He called yesterday and told me that he was attending a meeting in Accra. I was there in the evening when the NPP Party Chairman called to inform me that my niece was involved in an accident and had died with his driver,” he indicated.
Nana Wirecko Ampem added that he was initially scared to break the news to his mother, who is in her seventies.
“I moved to his mother’s residence and relocated her to another place to avoid the shocks she will incur upon hearing the news. But we have informed her this morning and she is sad,” he added
He adds that the family will soon meet the leadership of the New Patriotic Party in the area for the necessary funeral arrangements to be made.
“He belongs to our family but he was also a member of the NPP so we are arranging a meeting to agree on the funeral arrangements,” he added.
Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in the Area Appiah Kubi revealed that the driver who died with the MCE in the accident, Samuel Gyasi, is also another blow to the party.
“He is an experienced driver. I have traveled with him and the late MCE on many occasions but what happened I must say was unfortunate. We have informed his family of his passing,” he added.
Connect FM’s Western North correspondent reported that the late MCE left behind a wife and an eighteen-year-old daughter.
By Eric Nana Gyetuah|Connect FM|3news.com|Ghana