Kufuor expresses shock at KABA’s death

By Kwabena Owusu-Ampratwum

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed shock and sorrow at the sudden death of popular talk-show host, Kwadwo Asare Bafour-Acheampong aka KABA, last Saturday after a short illness.

He described the late KABA, who was host of Asempa FM’s flagship afternoon programme, ‘Ekosi Sen’ as a “young promising talent whose life has been cut short at its prime.”

The shock was expressed in a statement signed by Mr Frank Agyekum, the former President’s Spokesperson and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday.

Former President Kufuor said the late KABA “brought balance to bear in his interviews and captured the attention of his audience with his incisive questions.”

He said KABA was like a family member to him and recalled, that he introduced his wife to him before their wedding, which he attended, and also that KABA visited him in his house, a few weeks ago.

“Nothing could have prepared us for such a sudden loss. I pray for strength and forbearance for his wife, child, family and close ones. Ghana has lost a great potential. Journalism has lost an even greater prospect,” Former President Kufuor said.