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.
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