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GNA’s Esi Baako Kaba goes home

Accra, Aug. 1, GNA -The final funeral rites of the late Mrs Benedicta Esi Baako Kaba, a shining journalist of the Ghana News Agency would take place at Tarkwa in the Western Region from Friday August 5 to August 7, 2016.

Accra, Aug. 1, GNA -The final funeral rites of the late Mrs Benedicta Esi Baako Kaba, a shining journalist of the Ghana News Agency would take place at Tarkwa in the Western Region from Friday August 5 to August 7, 2016.

     The body would be laid in state on Saturday at the Brenuakyim Presby School Down, followed by a burial service at the St. Matthews Catholic Church at Tarkwa

     The late Mrs Kaba, 35, until her death, was one of the most admired, trusted, thorough, finest and hard working journalists of the Agency.

      Her departure has created an irreplaceable vacuum in the Agency, especially in the Editorial Department, where she would forever be remembered.

      Meanwhile tributes continue to pour in from loved ones as well as from various organisations which she fondly covered assignments and reported for.

      The Strategic Communications for Africa (STRATCOMM), in a message of condolence, said it was saddened to learn about the death of Mrs Kaba, who was described as a dear colleague of the inky fraternity.

     “We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the Management and Staff of the Ghana News Agency, the husband as well as the family of Mrs Kaba”.

      The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in a similar message, described the news of the death as tragic.

      It said “Esi, as we fondly called her was our friend and partner in the advocacy for refugees and statelessness persons. We are deeply shocked to hear the news, but we shall remember her for her high level of professionalism and active participation in the UNHCR Statelessness training for journalists held in Senegal in December 2014”.

     It consoled the GNA, the family, the husband and the entire media landscape of Ghana for having lost a true gem, and expressed the hope that the parties involved would be granted the inner strength to bear the burden.

     The late Mrs Kaba was born on May 24, 1981 at Tarkwa and attended the St Louis Secondary School in Kumasi, from 1997 to 1999.

    She obtained her Diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2005, and was employed by the GNA on May 1, 2009.

    She later secured admission to the University of Ghana where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Information Studies in November 2015

    Esi was survived by her husband, Mr Joshua Kaba.

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