Presidential correspondent to be laid to rest today

The Ghanaian Times presidential correspondent, Samuel Nuamah, who died in a car accident last month, will be laid to rest this morning after a short burial service at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to lead government delegations to attend the ceremony that will see the media fraternity, family members, friends and colleagues pay their last respect

He will be buried at the Osu Cemetery.

The 37-year old senior reporter met his untimely death when one of the presidential press corps buses traveling in a convoy was involved in a fatal accident at Dorwonyu in the Greater Accra Region.

Mr. Nuamah who left behind a wife and a two-year-old son, died on the spot on August 20.

Eleven others journalits in the GMC bus sustained various degree of injuries, some of which were life-threatening and were rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where they have since been treated.

The press corps was returning from official assignment in Ho in the Volta Region where President John Mahama attended the annual convention of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church.

Status of investigations unknown

 Although National Security operatives swung into action to investigate the accident, which was blamed on the rickety nature of the bus, little have been heard about the outcome.

About two weeks after the accident, it emerged that there were deliberate attempts within government to frustrate the investigations. Currently, the whereabouts of the vehicle or the driver; two key elements needed to expedite the investigations unknown. 

Sources within the Police have also told TV3 government officials were scheming hard to in order to make the report on the investigation not credible.

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His career 

Nuama joined the Ghanaian Times Newspaper; the flagship of the New Times Corporation, in 2006 as a contract staff after he completed his National Service with the Graphic Communications Group.

In view of his hard work, expertise and dedication to duty, his contract was regularised in 2007 as a full staff. He reported on various beats including Parliament and Court until he was made a Vice Presidential Correspondent in 2009.

In July 2012, Mr. Nuamah became the Presidential Correspondent when the then Vice President, John Mahama, succeeded Prof. John Evans Atta Mills following his sudden death.|Ghana By Stephen Kwabena Effah

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