The farewell procession for the late Nana Kodjo Jekrahuda Jehu-Appiah, Head of the Home Desk of the Ghana News Agency to join his maker started on Friday with an emotional ceremony at the premises of the GNA headquarters.
The emotional ceremony was officiated by Reverend Father Ransford Titus-Glover, an Anglican Priest and former staff of the GNA.
Staff could not hold back their tears as Pastor Komatopa Ebo Jehu-Appiah, opened the Casket for viewing.
Staff who were all dressed in Ghanaian traditional mourning clothing were seen wailing, sobbing and howling to pay their last respect to Nana Kodjo Jekrahuda Jehu-Appiah.
That notwithstanding, they managed to sing some hymns to pave a smooth journey for the affable Nana Kodjo Jehu-Appiah.
According to the family, the body would be laid in state at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra from Friday November 3 to Saturday November 4.
The body would then be conveyed on Saturday November 4, for burial at the family Cemetery at Mozano in the Central Region.
Chief Mourners; Prophet Monknajeeba Fiifi Jehu-Appiah (Akaboha IV and General Prophet of Musama Disco Christo Church (MDCC) who announced this in Accra, said the funeral activities would however continue at the Ghana International Press Centre on Saturday
November 4 and that a memorial service would be held on Sunday, November 5 at the MDCC Central-Branch, James Town, Accra.
Nana Kodjo, as he is affectionately called, died on Monday, September 11, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, after a short illness.
Nana Kodjo left behind, wife, Mrs Vera Ama Zodanu Jehu-Appiah and two children – Nana Kodjo Jehu-Appiah Junior and Nana Efuah Jehu-Appiah.
Nana Kodjo was a trained journalist, who attended the University of Ghana, the Ghana Institute of Journalism, St. John’s Grammar School and Swedru Secondary School.
Chief Mourners are; Prophet Monknajeeba Fiifi Jehu-Appiah (Akaboha IV and General Prophet MDCC), Reverend Jubamolda Kweku Jehu-Appiah (Head of Jehunano Family), Mozano, Madam Merdnota Efuah Jehu-Appiah Accra, Pastor Komatopa Ebo Jehu-Appiah Accra, Dr, Komasteem Ebo Jehu-Appiah Accra Rev. Judanopa Abdi Jehu-Appiah Accra, Rev. J. K. K. Begyena; Mozano Rev. Benjamin K. Amoah (District
Pastor Accra Central), and Mrs Vera Ama Zodanu Jehu-Appiah widow.
Others are:;Chief Hamza Peregrino-Brimah (Head of the Brimah and Peregrino Family; Suley Peregrino-Brimah (Head of Nii Akoto-Lamptey); Nii Anarkai II (Asare dzasetse), Adotei Moffat Brown, Moffat Coffees Families of K. Sempe of Korle-Bu, Osu Bloigodo and Adabraka.
The rest are; Madam Margaret Nina Crentsil and siblings, Hajia Zuulie and siblings, Rafiru Peregrino-Brimah and siblings, Sheila Peregrino-Brimah and siblings, Mary Vanderpuye and siblings, Daniel Odartey Peregrino-Brimah, and siblings, Philomena Ankrah and siblings, Joseph Lamptey and siblings, and the entire membership of Musama Disco Christo Church.
Siblings: Madam Libuana Adowa, Rev. Judanopa Abdi Jehu-Appiah, Madam Daysiana Nana Yaa Jehu-Appiah
Meanwhile hundreds of media and communication practitioners, politicians and the general public continue to pay tribute to the memory of the late Nana Kodjo Jakrahuda Jehu-Appiah by signing a Book of Condolence opened at the Ghana News Agency office in Accra.