"A sad day for us all" – Former President Mahama mourns KABA
| Updated Nov 19, 2017 at 2:36am
The late Kwadwo Asare Barfour Acheampong aka KABA.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has paid a tribute to the late Asempa FM presenter, Kwadwo Asare Barfour Acheampong aka KABA.
Mr. John Mahama in a very short words on his Facebook timeline, said: “Received the shocking news of the passing of KABA.
"My condolences to the family, MBG and the media fraternity." he wrote.
For his part, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia described KABA as a presenter who always pushed him to reveal secrets.
According to General Mosquito, the late radio presenter has a unique way of posing questions to interviewees that could force them to reveal ‘hidden truths’ in issues.
“KABA always pushed me to reveal details I would have otherwise not have done in interviews…he always pushed us to reveal serious details…,” he said.
The General Secretary of the largest opposition party was among the numerous persons who were always interviewed by the late presenter.
There were times when "General Mosquito" would walk into his “Ekosii Sen” program for a one-on-one interview.
“I met KABA recently and he complained that there were times when he was accused of either being an NPP or NDC, I told him that it was a sign that he was doing well…the fact that you received criticisms from those two sides meant you are doing things right,” that's according to General Mosquito in an interview.
The talented broadcaster with The Multimedia Group Limited died in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017.
KABA until his sudden death, was the host of popular late afternoon political talk show, "Ekosii Sen" on Asempa.
He was married to Valentina Ofori Afriyie who is also a broadcaster with Accra-based Class FM, having worked many years with Radio Gold and Spirit Fm in Kumasi.
He left behind a wife and a daughter who is less than a year old.
Rest In Peace KABA…