In recent times, some prominent persons have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Unfortunately, one of such persons who never survived was Sekondi-Takoradi mayor, Hon. K.K Sam. It is against this background that President Akufo-Addo bids Sekondi-Takoradi mayor farewell.
Addressing Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo paid a brief tribute to the memory of the astute mayor. Furthermore, he stated the cause of the death of the mayor as he passionately referred to him as Egya Sam.
” Permit me to pay a brief tribute to the memory of an old and valiant colleague in the struggle of the New Patriotic Party. And in the work of the Akufo-Addo government, the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, the Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. K.K Sam”.
However, Egya Sam as he is referred to was one of the few mayors who put up a creative means to ensure social distancing at markets. In addition, the president, Akufo-Addo bids the Sekondi-Takoradi mayor farewell intimated that this was one of the things that was dear to his heart.
Akuffo-Addo bids Sekondi-Takoradi mayor farewell as he pays tribute to him.
“Egya Sam to me and many, whose efforts in enforcing social distancing protocols at the Sekondi and Takoradi markets were, recently, highly commended by me, and who sadly passed away on Friday, as a result of a COVID-related death. May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection, when we shall all meet again “.
Furthermore, he also stated how and when he died.
“Hon Sam was admitted at Effia-Nkwantan Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2020, where he received medical treatment and subsequently referred to UG Medical Centre on Sunday, July 7, 2020, for further attention,”.
On the other hand, the president announced Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has shot up to 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries and 54 deaths. With the reopening of schools for final year tertiary students tomorrow, many have raised concerns of a possible spike. However, the president has allayed such fears stating tertiary institutions have been equipped to fight the virus.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI