Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, says he is filled with grief over the demise of ace broadcaster and host of Asempa FM’s late afternoon political show, ‘Eko Sii Sen’, Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA.
KABA passed away on Saturday after he was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra following a short illness.
Dr. Bawumia, who took to his Facebook Page, consoled the wife of KABA, family and his friends over their loss.
“I have learnt with shock, the sudden demise of Joseph Kwadwo Asare-Baffuor Acheampong (KABA) of Asempa FM and the Multimedia Group. May God give his widow, family and the entire media fraternity, the fortitude to bear this painful loss,” he posted on Saturday.
KABA has been with Asempa FM since 2008. Prior to joining the Multimedia Group, KABA had worked with Top Radio from 2004 – 2008.
The broadcaster was a trained teacher at the University of Cape Coast after which he moved to the Ghana Institute of Journalism for Communications Studies.
He later enrolled at the University of Ghana to study Political Science. KABA had also hosted Adom TV’s Morning Show on Multi TV.
The ace broadcaster, was among a group of selected senior journalists, who joined the President at the Flagstaff House this year, to ask him questions about critical national issues.
He married Valentina Ofori Afriyie [in June 2016], a staff of Accra-based Class FM, who had moved from Radio Gold.
They welcomed their first baby girl a few months ago.