The management of PeaceFMS led by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Osei Kwame Despite and Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong, joined hundreds of mourners on Saturday to make the one week celebration of the passing of Mrs Henrietta Afia Konadu Okyere-Twum, popularly known as Maame Afia Konadu.
The veteran broadcaster died after a short battle with pneumonia in New York in the United States of America, where she was living with her children.
The former host of ‘Wo Haw Ne Sɛn?’, ‘Mpom Te Sɛn’ and ‘Asomdwee Nkomo’ attended to Agogo Presbyterian Girls School and continued to Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Secondary School. She also trained at Wesley College and Ghana School of Languages in Ajumako.
Maame Afia, a former teacher at Labone Secondary School-then moved to work with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) before moving to Peace FM.
At GBC, she wrote her name in gold hosting Saturday morning programme ‘Awareso’ which discussed how to make homes out of houses.
The affable Maame Afia carved a niche for herself once she started her own shows at Peace FM, the first Twi speaking radio station in the country where she worked until she retired a few years ago.
She was survived by Beryl, Kwaku, Esme and Enid Okyere-Twum and 6 grandchildren.
The final funeral rites will be held on July 20th 2019 in Accra.