Media fraternity has lost a gem – GJA President pays tribute to Castro Zangina-Tong
Mr Albert Dwumfour signing the book of Condolence
The President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfour on Wednesday signed a book of condolence opened for the late News Editor of The Spectator newspaper.
Mr Dwumfuor who was accompanied by his Executive Secretary, Mr Michael Petit Mawugbe, used the occasion to commiserate with members of staff of the New Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of The Spectator and The Ghanaian Times newspapers.
Mr Castro Zangina-Tong’s sudden demise occurred on August 1, 2023 at his residence.
His funeral is scheduled for today, September 9 at his residence at Russia-Commanco, near J&J Washing Bay in Accra.
The GJA President, described the late Castro as a gem who would be missed by the entire media fraternity.
“We all know how committed and dedicated our brother was to his duty. His level of professionalism would be missed.
“He was a very jovial person but does not joke with his work. He was also a no-nonsense person who would always make his point when someone steps on his toes,” he added.
The inky fraternity, he said, would always remember his commitment and seriousness towards work.
“He sets high professional standards he never joked with. We are saddened by his demise and must stress the fact that some national executives of the GJA shared fond memories of him,” he added.
He urged journalists to be conscious of their health especially as the 2024 general elections approaches.
“God will console and strengthen all of us in this difficult moment and we pray that our brother would have a peaceful rest,” he said.
Mr. Dwumfour promised to be at the funeral to support NTC and the family of Mr Zangina-Tong.
The Ag. Editor of The Spectator, Mrs Georgina Naa-Maku Quaittoo expressed appreciation to the GJA President for passing through to mourn with them.
“We are grateful for your visit and look forward to seeing you and other executives of the GJA at the funeral,” she said.
Also present was the Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Mr David Agbenu and the Ag. Human Resource Manager, Mr Suleman Osman.
By Michael D. Abayateye