Quashigah's remains brought home
A large number of mourners including relatives, friends and sympathizers converged at the Kotoka International Airport yesterday to welcome the mortal remains of Major (rtd) Courage Quashigah who died on January 5, in Israel where he had gone for medical treatment.
Also present were New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwarts including former Vice President Aliu Mahama, Kwadwo Mpiani, former Chief of Staff, Alan Kyeremanteng, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the Party in the last election and a host of former Ministers of the NPP administration.
Major Quashigah served as Health Minister in that administration. As the Lufthansa plane touched down at 5:10pm and taxied on the tarmac, some sympathizers in the crowd burst into tears.
Family members of the former Minister were then led to the plane to welcome Mrs Gertrude Esi Quashigah, the wife, who accompanied the body from Israel.
From there, she greeted the government delegation which was led by Mr Victor Gbeho, a Special Advisor to the President and Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Minister of Health and other dignitaries.
A contingent of six soldiers from the Fifth Battalion, led by Second Lt. Isaac Acheampong, escorted the body draped in national colours to the forecourt of the VIP Lounge.
After prayers, the body was put into a military vehicle and led by a motorcade, to a private funeral home.
Source: The Ghanaian Times/Ghana