The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has extended its heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Kwabena Kwakye and the team at Oman FM, following his sudden demise on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Kwabena Kwakye, who was the Director of Oman FM at Kencity Media Limited, tragically passed away after fainting at his workplace and being rushed to the University of Ghana Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead hours later.
In light of his passing, the family, together with Kencity Media Limited, has scheduled Saturday, March 9, for the one-week observance of the respected journalist. GJA, under the leadership of its President, Mr. Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, has pledged its unwavering support to the bereaved family during this challenging period and throughout the upcoming funeral rites.
Mr. Dwumfour, remembering Kwakye, praised his professionalism, calm nature, and the inspiration he served to many within the media industry. “Kwabena Kwakye's efforts in nurturing society and promoting democracy are indelible. He truly contributed to the nation's development,” stated the GJA President.
The family spokesperson, Mr Yaw Owusu Ansah, expressed the family's deep shock at his untimely death, noting the family's history of longevity. Yet, they find solace in the impactful life Kwakye led, uplifting and transforming many lives.
Mr. Albert Asomaning of Kencity Media highlighted Kwakye's significant contributions to journalism and his role as a mentor to many. As the media community and his loved ones prepare to observe his one-week passing, there's a collective call to keep Kwakye's family in our thoughts and prayers.
Martin Kwabena Kwakye, affectionately known as Wofa KK, leaves behind a legacy of over two decades in journalism. Before joining Oman FM, he was a part of the Multimedia Group Limited, working with Adom 106.3 FM. As the host of the political show ‘Boiling Point,' he made a mark with his insightful discussions and analysis. Born on October 18, 1970, Kwakye's memory will be cherished and his contributions to Ghanaian journalism remembered.