Sam Quaicoe to be buried on Saturday
Accra, April 25, GNA - The burial of the late Sam B. Quaicoe, Director of Studies of the Africa Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies (AIJC) and former General Manager of the Ghana News Agency would take place at the Osu Cemetery in Accra on Saturday May 1.
He died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Friday March 12 after a short illness. He was 64.
According to release from the AIJC, before the burial service, the body would be laid in state between 7.00am to 8.30 am at his residence at C191, 5th Anege Link at Dansoman, Accra to enable friends and sympathisers to pay their last respect.
The final funeral rites would follow soon after the burial at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The late Quaicoo joined the Ghana News Agency as Research Writer and rose through the ranks by dint of hard work to become the United Nations Correspondent, Editor, Senior Editor, Chief Editor (Home Desk) and crowned it with the position of General Manager from 1995 to 2000. He was appointed Chief Press Secretary to the Office of the President in 1979 during the Limann Administration, a post he held until 1982.
The Late Quaicoe served at various times as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the National Media Commission.
Between 1965 and 1970 he was a member of the United Nations Correspondents Association for which he served twice as secretary in 1967 and 1968.
The late Quaicoe joined the AIJC as its first Director of Studies in August 2000 after his retirement from the GNA.
He graduated in History at the University of Ghana after his secondary education at the Opoku Ware Secondary School, became a Barrister-at Law and won a UNESCO Fellowship in Communication and Research, which took him to the University of Leicester, England from 1972 to 1973.
In his days of active Journalism practice, the late Quaicoe was a familiar face on many Television programmes including "Talking Point". He co-authored a book titled "Manual of News Agency Journalism: The CO