Final rites for the late broadcaster, Kwadwo Asare Baafour Acheampong, (KABA), was held at the forecourt of the State House, Accra, on Saturday, where thousands of family, friends, work colleagues and associates paid their last respects.
There were anguished looks everywhere one looked, tear-filled eyes casting hazy glances in all directions. Assurances in messages by the clergy and in tributes that God knows best to have ‘called’ KABA in his prime – 37 years – seemed not enough.
His widow, Valentina Ofori Afriyie could hardly bear her head up as her tribute to her late husband was read – she buried her head in her cloth and refused to be consoled.
His mother, Madam Felicia Asabea Ampenyin also required the support of her sisters in the final moments of her only son and child’s short-lived days on earth.
Tributes celebrated KABA’s meekness and selflessness, his forthright disposition and consummate professionalism.
Among mourners were the Mrs Samira Bawumia, wife of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Madam Frema Opare Osei, Chief of Staff; Minister of National Security Albert Kan Dapaah; politicians from various parties, executives of the Multimedia Group led by Chief Executive Kwasi Twum, journalists led by GJA president Affail Monney, traditional leaders and dancers young and old, and several social groups Kaba was either a member of or patron.
He was buried at the nearby Osu Cemetery.