A mixed of tears and celebrations flowed at Gyinaase, a suburb of Kumasi, as Ghana’s business mogul, Sir Sam Jonah led hundreds of mourners chiefly from the mining industry to bid the late John Owusu farewell.
The late Owusu, 55, a communication strategist with AngloGold Ashanti was killed on February 6, this year, while on operation to weed out illegal miners from parts of the concession of the company.
An expatriate driver with the company mistakenly knocked him down while reversing to escape an imminent attack from illegal miners popularly referred to as galamsey.
In an electrifying atmosphere filled with drumming, dancing and wailing, Sam Jonah under whose regime as Chief Executive Officer of AngloGold, the late John Owusu was employed in 1996 eulogised him as ‘fiercely, protective of his passion, Ashanti”
Before joining AngloGold, John Owusu had worked with New Times Corporation as a business reporter and the Daily Graphic as features editor.
He left behind a wife, Roselyn and five children.