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Sunyani-Kumasi Accident: GNA Lost a Correspondent

Mr Pius Agyemang, a Journalist and radio broadcaster has been confirmed dead in a gory accident which happened at Akwatiakrom, near Nsuta, Ahafo-Ano South District of Ashanti Region on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway on Monday.

Mr Agyemang, a staff of Shallom Radio, a Berekum-based local FM station was travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi with 15 other passengers in a Ford Transit mini bus with registration number AS 7257-15.

He was a stringer of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) stationed at Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region.

The GNA investigations showed that the Ford bus collided head-on with a Cargo truck with registration number GR 2624-14, which was coming from the opposite direction, killing 12 other passengers on the spot.

His body has since been deposited at the Duayaw-Nkwanta St John of God Catholic Hospital in the Tano North Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region. Mr Jephat Owusu Amankwaa, a colleague of Mr Agyemang who confirmed the story to the GNA on Tuesday said Management of the Radio Station had informed the bereaved families.

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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

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