President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday mourned with veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, as he bid a final farewell to his late mother, Gloria Aba Kyerba Addison.
Her burial was preceded by a burial service held at the Tema Joint Church.
Other dignitaries at the funeral service were the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare; Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; National Chairman of NPP, Freddie Blay; General Secretary of NPP, John Boadu; Peace FMs Kokrokoo Morning Show host, Kwame Sefa Kayi; Managing Editor of Insight, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, and a popular investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who is a protégé of Mr. Baako.
Kweku Baako, Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide, lost his mother on March 6, 2021, at the Maritime Hospital, Accra, after a short illness.
She was the wife of the late Kofi Baako, Information Minister and later Defence Minister under Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
In her sermon, the officiating Minister, Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie, said the various inspiring testimonies made of Madam Addison, was a testimony of how impactful her life had been on many.
Preaching on the topic, “Live and love”, the Reverend Minister said, truly Madam Addison was a legend who ventured into then male-dominated fields – music, politics, football entrepreneurship and succeeded.
Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie said it was imperative that women of today emulate the positive, and forward looking attitude of Madam Addison.
Madam Gloria Aba Addison was later given a private burial.
The final funeral rites will be announced later.