Castro laid to rest
The mortal remaining of the late Castro
It was a solemn moment as family, friends and sympathisers mourned and paid last respect to the late News/Sub- Editor of The Spectator newspaper, Castro Zangina-Tong on Saturday at Russia, a suburb of Dansoman.A section of the NTC staff at the funeral
He was interred at the Awudome Cemetery after the funeral rights at his residence.
In attendance were high profile personalities in the media space including the Board Chairman of the New Times Corporation (NTC), Dr Kwaku Rockson, Acting Managing Director of the Corporation, Mr David Agbenu, Acting Editor of The Spectator, Mrs Georgina Naa-Maku Quaittoo and Acting Human Resource Manager, Mr Suleman Osuman.
Also present to bid farewell to Castro were Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) executives, colleagues at work and retirees of the company and family members.
One-by-one as dignitaries and sympathisers filed past the casket containing the remains of the former News Editor, tears flowed freely.
In his sermon, Rev. Moses Azumah, the Head Pastor of Jesus Fire Chapel urged sympathisers to be at peace with each other “because we’ll all leave one day when we are done serving our maker.”
He said “our stay on earth is for a purpose so there is the need to search for that purpose to glorify the name of the lord.”
“As a Christian when you die in Christ, you rest peacefully and that is why we must continue to do the will of God and serve God with all our heart,” he added.
Rev. Azumah said it was important to leave in peace and be each other’s keeper in times of trouble and in need.”
Uncle Castro, as he was affectionately known, died on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
The news of his death came as a surprise to many, especially his colleagues and friends at work and in the media fraternity, having worked energetically the previous day and showed no signs of illness.
He left behind two children, Fidelis and Blessing.
By Linda Abrefi Wadie