Friday, 25 November 2016

We Commiserate With The Late Kwabena Boadu's Family And New Patriotic Party Colleagues

The death has been announced in Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region, of Mr. Kwabena Boadu, an aide to Dr. Mahamdu Bawumia. It is always sad when the lives of brilliant young people end suddenly in rather tragic circumstances.

There is no question that the brightest and best of Ghana's younger generations hold the key to the destiny of our nation - going forward into the future.

That is why older generation Ghanaians must cherish such bright young minds - and encourage and mentor them to serve our country and protect its best interests at all material times: whatever their political leanings

From all accounts, the late Mr. Kwabena Boadu - a strategist who served as a special assistant to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia,  the running mate of the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP), Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo - was a brilliant young man who apparently had a very bright future ahead of him.

It is unfortunate that his life has been cut short so painfully, and tragically, as the NPP election campaign that he is said to have contributed so significantly to, finally draws to an end, in less than a fortnight - with votes being cast on 7th December, 2016.

Media reports have it that he was electrocuted in the bathroom of a  hotel room he spent the night in, during an election campaign trip, up north, to Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region, with Dr. Bawumia.

The question we must pose is: To ensure that  Kwabena Boadu does not die in vain, should the relevant regulatory authorities responsible for the inspection and certification of the electrical wiring of buidings, nationwide, not carry out a thorough investigation into why a guest in that particular  hotel was electrocuted?

One also hopes that the property is insured by its owners, to ensure that adequate compensation  is paid out to the surviving family members who are next of kin of those who lose their lives through such fatal incidents, when lodging there.

May Kwabena Boadu's soul rest in peace. He will doubtless be in the thoughts of many Ghanaians today - who will put aside party rivalry and look instead to our common humanity for solace.

Many will doubtless also mourn with his family and party colleagues - and share their pain that he has passed away at such a young age.

Alas, death awaits all of us - whatever our station in life happens to be. That journey into the known unknown is one that we are reminded of whenever we hear of the passing away of others.

Very much aware of that cold and lonely end we will all face, one day, too, this blog commiserates with the late Kwabena Boadu's family and party colleagues. On a purely human level we do indeed share their loss: political differences notwithstanding. May he rest in peace.
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