New Times Corporation observes one-week for ‘Kofigo’

New Times Corporation observes one-week for ‘Kofigo’

Mr William Alou (left), Mrs Akpeko (Wife) and his Son, Abel

The management and staff of New Times Corporation (NTC) held a one-week remembrance ceremony for the late Max­well Dodzi Akpeko.

Mr Akpeko was an Elec­trician with the Technical Services Department of the corporation and died on September 6 after a short illness.

Management members of the NTC, Photos by Lizzy Okai
Management members of the NTC, Photos by Lizzy Okai

Staff of the corporation (both the Ghanaian Times and the Spectator) as well as the family of the late ‘Kofigo’ as affectionately called,came together to remember him.

The Acting Managing Director of NTC, Mr Dave Agbenu described Mr Ak­peko as a brother who was always in his company and shared fond memories.

“We had very good ac­quaintance when he joined the corporation and we could have a conversation the whole day,” he stated.

He urged the staff to take their health seriously saying the physical wellbe­ing of everyone was very important.

“As we are aging, we are prone to sickness and must do well to seek medical attention anytime we are sick,” he stated.

Mr Agbenu who doubles as the Editor of the Ghana­ian Times newspaper said “to lose two workers sud­denly is too much pain, we should take our healthcare seriously”.

In her sermon, the Acting Editor of the Specta­tor, Mrs Georgina Quaittoo urged the staff and family of the deceased to trust in the Lord to ‘heal their wounds.’

She said death was inevitable but when it occured, putting ones hope in God was the only way for everyone to get back to their feet.

“As we grief, we should know God is with us, get close to him and accept Je­sus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour.

The Secretary of the Professional and Manageri­al Staff Union (PMSU), Mr Andrew Parker described the late Kofigo as a quiet person and loved to work with everyone.

He said, no one could escape death, hence the need for everyone to give their lives to Christ “so that we may be remembered in eternity”

Present were Acting Ad­ministration and Human Re­source Manager, Mr Suleman Osman, Channel Marketing and Circulation Manager, Mr Alfred Koomson.

Also present at the event were the wife of the deceased, Mrs Cecilia Ak­peko, son, Abel Akpeko and brother, William Alou.

The remains of the late Mr Akpeko who had worked with the corporation since December 1,1998 until his demise on September 6 2023 will be laid to rest at the La Cemetery on Sep­tember 30 after burial service at his residence at Alajo, a suburb of Accra.

 By Michael D. Abayateye

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