A delegation from the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), led by the Chairperson of the Commission, Ms Josephine Nkrumah, has paid a courtesy call on the bereaved family of the late Kwaku Baprui Asante, to commiserate with them.
The visit was to officially extend the commission’s condolence and provide support to the family as they mourned their beloved member.
The delegation also included the Director of Finance of the NCCE, Mr Michael Dadzie, the Director of Communication, Mrs Joyce Afutu and a member of the commission, Mrs Hajara Rufai.
During the visit, Ms Nkrumah noted the contribution of Mr Asante to the work of the commission as he was always forthcoming when called upon to share his experience and knowledge with the public.
She eulogised him as an epitome of what every citizen should be with regards to upholding the values and principles of governance.
She also noted that despite his age, he was actively engaged in community services which showed how patriotic he was.
For his part, Mr Sabra Asante, a son of the late K. B. Asante said that despite his father being a politician and civil servant, it was his ability to speak up against the ills of the society that made him prominent.
He also noted how difficult it was for top civil servants to speak their minds on issues of national interest by virtue of their positions.
“He started writing in his early days with the pen name Kwaku Black when he was with the Ghanaian Times. As a top civil servant, you can’t write but he wrote all the time. And I supposed that is where the fame came from,” he said.
In cognisance of the fact that his father had lived relatively longer, Mr Asante indicated that there were many unsung heroes in the public service who needed to be recognised for their contribution to the country.
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