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General News | Feb 21, 2018

Alhaji Bature Was Politically Alert, Professionally Astute Journalist - GJA

Abdel-Hanan Adam
Late Alhaji Bature
Late Alhaji Bature

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), an umbrella body of the media fraternity has paid a tribute to the late Alhaji Bature Iddrisu, Founder and Managing Editor of The aL-haJJ newspaper.

At an event held at the Kawukudi Park in Accra on Saturday February 17, 2018 to offer prayers and commemorate the forty days of the passing of the veteran journalist, the association said the death of the mentally tough Alhaji Bature came to it as a shock, as it never imagine his death as at the time.

The GJA President, Roland Affail Monney in his addressed also described the late journalist as “politically alert and professionally astute journalist”.

Guest of Honor and former president of the republic, H.E John Dramani Mahama intimated two bole-holes will be constructed in Nima and Mamobi, a gesture in memory of the late Alhaji Bature.

His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, Chief Imam of Ghana offered special prayers for the late Alhaji Bature and all departed souls.

Others in attendance to commiserate with the family are minority members of parliament, Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency Hon Kennedy Agyapong, Chiefs and elders from the Muslim community, Islamic clerics, journalists, and friends and loved once.

Alhaji Bature Iddrisu died on Friday, January 5, 2018, after being hospitalized at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital due to a sudden illness. He was the founder of the Al-Hajj newspaper, an outspoken political commentator on Adom TV’s morning show, Badwam, and a member of the National Democratic Congress.

He left behind a wife and four children, a boy and three ladies (all adults).

He was 60 years.