Condolences Pour in for UEW and Family of Late Prof. Okai
A seven-member delegation from the South Central Ghana Conference (SCGC) of the Seventh-Day Adventists Church (SDA) on February 28, 2018 called on Management of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) to commiserate with the University of Education Winneba (UEW) and family of the late Prof. (Ing.) Reynolds Okai. The delegation which was led by the SCGC Secretary, Pastor Philip Amponsah-Mensah also took advantage of the opportunity to seek information about plans for the burial and final funeral rites of the Late Prof. Okai, who was Principal of COLTEK.
In addition to offering prayers for peace and strength for both the University and the Late Principal’s family, the delegation pledged their unflinching support and readiness to team up with UEW and the family to organise a befitting burial and funeral for the departed.
Meanwhile, condolences have continued to pour in for the UEW and bereaved family since news broke about the sudden demise of Prof. Okai. Scores of individuals and institutions have regularly visited the Kumasi campus of the University to mourn with it with a number of them writing in the book of condolences opened to the public. Among the institutions are Ecobank Ghana Limited, Kwamaman Rural Bank, United Bank of Africa (Gh) Limited, KAPARO Enterprise, Yamoah and Boateng Limited and the Garden City University College (GCUC).
In addition to the expression of their sincere sympathies for the loss, some of them indicated their fond memories of the Late Professor. For Instance, Madam Vida Ofori-Nkrumah described the Late Professor as “a wonderful father“ while Nana K. Owusu-Kwarteng (PhD), GCUC appearing to be unrecovered from the shock of the situation described the death as “a loss we are yet to understand and fully accept” and then prayed that the Lord gave a peaceful rest to the demised.
Mr. David Kofi Boamah of the United Bank for Africa (GH) Limited could not hide his deep affection for the Late Professor as he wrote in the book of Condolences thus “Your fond memories shall forever be with us”. Mr. Ebenezer Dadson of the Kwamaman Rural Bank indicated how proud he was of the Late Professor and concluded his message with “you have fought a good fight , go into the rest of your maker with your chest out”. In like manner, a representative of Yamoah and Boateng Limited stressed on how deep a loss the death of Prof. Okai has been to society and indicated how difficult it was to find people of good character like Prof. Okai to associate with in modern times.