Daily Graphic’s Tim Dzamboe laid to rest

Tim Dzamboe laid to rest

Mr Timothy Dzamboe, a retired journalist of the Graphic Communication Group Limited, has been laid to rest in Likpe Kukurantumi in the Oti Region.

Dzamboe, aged 62, reported for the Daily Graphic in the Volta Region until his retirement in 2019.

Mr Dzamboe, in active service, won several awards, including Travel Writer at the 2013 Volta Regional Tourism Awards and Best Volta Regional Journalist in 2001.

Mr Dzamboe, born on March 23, 1959, was the fourth of six children and began his formal education at the Likpe E.P Primary School in 1965.

He sat for the common entrance exams, passed successfully and gained admission to Mawuli School in Ho in 1971 until 1978 after he obtained his Ordinary and Advanced levels certificates.

The retired multiple award-winning journalist enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 1984 to pursue a Diploma in Journalism and graduated with distinction.

He is survived by a wife, Aurelia and four children.

In a tribute the wife, Aurelia, said she would remember her late husband for his kindness to both the known and unknown.

“I will always miss your responsible nature to the extent that even at your hospital bed, you were still caring for the upkeep of the home,” the tribute read.

Mr Anthony Bells Kafui Kanyi, Volta Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), in a tribute on behalf of the Association, described Mr Dzamboe as a “tireless and timeous journalist.”

“For a very long time, that name signposted Ghana’s highest-circulating Daily Graphic, in the Volta region.”

Mr Kanyi said the Association several times sought Mr Dzamboe’s guidance on professional and organisational matters, “which he cheerfully gave.”

“Tim had been Chairman of the Volta Chapter of the GJA in the early 2000s and made his mark with his team of indefatigable executives.”

Children of the deceased, described him as a “generational risk-taker” and their everything when growing up and tried his possible best that they lacked nothing.

“Our role model was a strict disciplinarian who we feared growing up, but little did we know that he was teaching us some important principles of life that would mould us into responsible adults,” they said.

Reverend Francis K. Adzo of the Likpe Kukurantumi Evangelical Presbyterian Church, in a sermon, called on Christians to follow ‘ordained’ steps by God their maker.

He also admonished them to lend a helping hand and support one another, adding that wealth accumulation became the order of the day while others suffer.

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