Mr Edward Yao Ameyibor, a former Supervising Chief Editor of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), has passed on at the age of 76.
Mr Ameyibor, affectionately called (Oga) served the Agency in various capacities and was once its Correspondent in Lagos, Nigeria.
He led the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) as its President.
Until his death, he was the General Secretary of the SSNIT Pensioners Association and the Vice President of HelpAge Ghana.
Mr Ameyibor was the General Manager of the Tamale-based Diamond FM and also a Media Consultant.
A statement issued by the Head of Ameyibor Family in Accra and Tema, Torgbe Walter Ameyibor, said the veteran journalist died at the Trust Hospital at Osu on, Monday, May 13.
Burial and funeral details would be announced later, it said.
Meanwhile, news of his sudden death has been received with shock and sadness amidst tributes from journalists across the country and beyond.
The tributes invariably describe him as a “phenomenal person”, who devotedly mentored many young journalists with a great deal of passion and affability.
His patriotism, high regard for professionalism and ethics; as well as his rich sense of humour, which always served as a laudable asset for conflict resolution and peace building, have also been praised.
Mr Kwaku Osei Bonsu, the Supervising Chief Editor of the GNA, said: “Oga played his part well. He was a true professional. Indeed, the inky fraternity has lost a strong pillar.”