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General News of Friday, 11 January 2008

Source: DG

Ghana's Ambassador to South Korea is dead

Ghana’s Ambassador to South Korea, Mr. Kwadwo Afoakwa Sarpong is dead. Mr. Sarpong, 65, died in the early hours of Wednesday in Seoul after falling into coma for about two months.

The late ambassador, an old boy of Prempeh College in Kumasi, was Ghana’s Ambassador to Mali during the first four years of the Kufuor-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.

He was however posted to South Korea as the President’s representative after the 2004 general elections.

A family spokesperson, who confirmed the report on grounds of anonymity, said his death was a big blow to the entire family and nation in general.

A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD, which only confirmed the envoy’s death, would not give any other details.

Mr. Sarpong, a native of Essieniepong, a farming community near Ejisu in the Ashanti region, left behind a wife, Constance and five children.