By Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA
Anaji (W/R), Sept. 11, GNA – The remains of late George Nana Kweku Amihere Naykene, former Chairman of the Western Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association, was laid to rest after a solemn ceremony at the Christ the King Methodist Church at Anaji.
The late Naykene, son of a once renowned journalist, George Marshall Amihere, had his pre-basic education at the St. Geralds School at Awudome Estate, St. Theresa’s School at North Kaneshie, Datus Preparatory School and O’rielly International all in Accra.
Later he attended the Anglican Secondary School form one to upper six in Kumasi after which he did his mandatory service at the Mampong-Nkwanta Junior High School.
The late Naykene was also a Chief Reporter with the Ghana News Agency and stationed at the Takoradi office from 1998 to 2010 and then moved on to join the Chirano Gold Mines Limited at Sefwi Wiawso.
The wife Mrs Justina Naykene and children, Phoebe and Benedicta described the late George as affable, caring, strict and a gentle person.
Reverend Kofi Sanaki, Resident Pastor of the Anaji Christ the King Church, described the late George as a man who gave himself up for God’s work and service to humanity.
He said his contribution to the Methodist church gave birth to the establishment of the Boma assembly in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis where he served as a lay minister.
Reverend Sanaki urged the hundreds of mourners not to be grief stricken but have hope of meeting the departed colleague, friend, husband and God’s servant in the resurrection.
The late George Amihere Naykene died at age 44.