YEN.com.gh takes a look back at some of the Ghanaian public figures who said farewell to us in 2019.
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Death they say is a part of life’s natural order.
It is even more painful when an athlete or public figure dies at the pinnacle of his or her career.
YEN looks at some of the notable figures who passed away in 2019.
1. Jnr Manuel Agogo
The former Black Stars striker passed on August 22, 2019 after battling with a stroke from 2015.
He appeared to have recovered from the illness when he featured in a 2017 BBC documentary titled Speechless where he revealed his struggles with speech.
He was born in Ghana but spent most of his childhood in the UK.
2. Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri
Francis Vib Sanziri was a Ghanaian military officer who served in the Ghana Army.
He rose to the rank of Major General and served as the Director-General of Joint Operations at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Army in Accra. His unfortunate demise happened on April 19, 2019, in Israel.
3. Francis Opoku Sarfo
He was a regional chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Francis Opoku Sarfo alias Chairman Jerry lost his life in a gory road accident on July 6, 2019.
4. Mark Ofori
Mr. Ofori was also an NPP executive. He was shot dead in is home in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana
5. Ahmed Hussein-Suale
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was a Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist and an associate of fellow Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
He died on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 when unidentified men on motorbikes shot him three times, twice in the chest and once in his neck in his vehicle.
6. Brigadier General Martin K.G Ahiaglo (Rtd)
Brigadier General Martin K.G Ahiaglo (Rtd), died after battling an unknown ailment for some months.
The late Brig. Gen. Martin Ahiaglo until his retirement from the Military, was the General Officer Commanding, GOC, of the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces.
7. Asamponhene Nana Kwadwo Afoduo
He was gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants on the Ejura-Nkoranza road on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
His body was abandoned in his Land Cruiser vehicle and set on fire by the alleged killers on that fateful day.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo declared that he is ready to protect the environment even if it costs him the 2020 elections.
According to him, it is important to ensure that the environment is protected for the benefit of the present and future generations.
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