One of the most celebrated broadcast journalists, Henrietta Twum, popularly known as Maame Afia Konadu, is dead.
She died on Wednesday May 1, 2019 in the United States of America (USA), following a short ailment. She was 68.
News of her death came with a deep and irreplaceable sense of loss to the media fraternity and the country as a whole.
Her demise has ended an era of flowing and successful career, which begun with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
She was a trailblazer, as far as radio talk show is concerned, her death has robbed the country of one of the finest and incomparable professional journalist of all time
Maame Afia Konadu, ought to be happy in death, giving the quality of life she lived, the value she added to the life of others and, indeed, her country she loved so much.
Maame Afia Konadu, has used her decades of journalism to fight for the voiceless and social justice and inequality in our society.
She helped to shape radio talk show, as we know it today, she projected the culture of Ghana to the world through her voice, winning several awards in the process.
She and her contemporaries, nonetheless, laid the foundation for radio talk show that has now taken Ghana’s media industry to the next level.
The genre has now taken a life of its own. And through her numerous sacrifices, contributions and commitment, the media is now a huge employer of labour and a great contributor to the nation’s economy and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
As a newspaper, we are better today, because of her invaluable advice and encouragement. She will occasionally call to draw our attention to where she thought we were going wrong and how to improve our work. We can only be grateful; she was one of our ardent readers.
Without doubt, the late Maame Afia Konadu, lived a remarkably fulfilled life; she played her part well and has now taken a glorious exit.
A grateful nation conferred on her the highest honour in the land by ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor.
The late broadcast journalist left an indelible mark on the sands of time and an impressive legacy of courage, hard work, and commitment to the media.
Our heartfelt condolence to the family, Despite Group of Companies, especially Peace FM, and the people of Ghana, Maame Afia Konadu, was a mother to all of us.
May her soul rest in peace.