Abusua FM, a subsidiary of EIB Network, has been honoured by the Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Wednesday 17th January,2018 in appreciation of its all-inclusive coverage of the one week, burial and final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.
Other media organisations, businesses and state agencies, including unibank, UTV, Graphic Communications, Adom TV, and TV3 were also honoured for their immense contribution towards the epic event.
Abusua FM is one of the few media houses rewarded for its comprehensive coverage and other support services during the event.
“To the media, more grease to your elbow, through your strenuous and dedicated service, the ceremonies reached far and wide.
Omanhene of Bompata traditional area, Nana Effah-Apenteng, who spoke for Otumfuo, praised the media and urged them to remain committed to their work.
He said ‘’And in the process, you provided an essential [service] for the Ashanti culture and tradition; in diverse ways, you rekindled our spirit and energised us during a period of grief and sorrow,”
He continued “You performed so well that you have created a problem for us, I fear that in the future that your sterling performance will become a benchmark for which all such events will be judged and measured. However I am convinced that when such occasion arises and demand, you will rise to the occasion and excel; once there is a will, there will always be a way”.
The energetic young cadet corps from selected senior high schools in Ashanti region were also honored at the awards ceremony.
Nana Effah-Apenteng also acknowledged the efforts and support of both public and private institutions, singling out the cadet corps for further praise.
“What was essentially an Ashanti ceremony assumed a national and international character; I am yet to hear a single soul who has not commented positively on the funeral rites.” Added Nana Effah-Apenteng who did the presentation on behalf on his royal majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.