Parliamentary Press Corps expresses shock over the death of Jones Kugblenu

Parliamentary Press Corps expresses shock over the death of Jones Kugblenu

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The Parliamentary Press Corps of Ghana says the sudden death of the Director of Public Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr. Jones Kugblenu was received with shock while on their way to Goaso in the Asunafo North Constituency of the Brong Ahafo, to provide coverage to a press conference that was to be organized by the Minority NPP Caucus.

Parliamentary Press Corps, described the Late Jones Kugblenu as selfless and affable person and a dedicated public servant, who was always there for everybody.

This was contained in a message of condolence to his family issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on Sunday, August 30 2015.

The statement which was signed by the Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps, Andrew Edwin Arthur said Mr. Kugblenu was a positive mediator, very open in the discharge of his duties and one whose excellent inter-personal relations were not in doubt.

According to the statement, the demise of Mr Kugblenu is a big blow to Ghana’s, Parliament, especially, the Parliamentary Press Corps.

“His death has indeed created a vacuum, which would take a very long time to be filled. He gave the activities of the Press Corps a clear sense of focus and direction and was always there to remedy any unfortunate situation to ensure that, there was an atmosphere of cordiality between the Parliamentary Press Corps and Parliament as an institution as well as individual Members of Parliament.” The statement added.

The Parliamentary Press Corps therefore wishes to express its condolences to the bereaved family of the Late Jones Kugblenu, who the statement said was a father and mentor.

The statement also extends its condolences to the Speaker, the Clerk to Parliament, Directors and the entire staff of the Parliamentary service and also to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) of which he was a proud member and in good standing.

Mr. Jones Kugblenu, until his demise, was the first Director of Public Affairs for the country’s legislature.


Below Is The Full Statement:


MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF OUR DEPARTED DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF PARLIAMENT, MR. JONES KUGBLENU

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the Parliamentary Press Corps received with great shock the news of the sudden death of the Director of Public Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr. Jones Kugblenu while on our way to Goaso in the Asunafo North Constituency of the Brong Ahafo, to provide coverage to a press conference that was to be organized by the Minority NPP Caucus.

Mr. Kugblenu, according to family sources, joined his creator on Monday, August 24, 2015 while receiving treatment at a hospital in the United Kingdom.

He has been battling with an unknown sickness for over a year now.

The Parliamentary Press Corps would like to use this opportunity to express its condolences to the bereaved family of the Late Jones Kugblenu, who most of us saw as our father and mentor. Mr. Jones Kugblenu, until his demise, was the first Director of Public Affairs for the country’s legislature.

Our condolences also go to the Speaker, the Clerk to Parliament, Directors and the entire staff of the Parliamentary service for the demise of such an illustrious Director, who exhibited a high sense of professionalism and diplomacy as far as his job was concerned.

Our condolences also go to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) of which he was a proud member and in good standing.

The Late Jones Kugblenu was a selfless and affable person and a dedicated public servant, who was always there for everybody and was always the proudest Director of our little triumphs.

Mr. Kugblenu was also a positive mediator, very open in the discharge of his duties and one whose excellent inter-personal relations were not in doubt.

His demise is a big blow to mother Ghana, Parliament, and especially, the Parliamentary Press Corps. His death has indeed created a vacuum, which would take a very long time to be filled. He gave the activities of the Press Corps a clear sense of focus and direction and was always there to remedy any unfortunate situation to ensure that, there was an atmosphere of cordiality between the Parliamentary Press Corps and Parliament as an institution as well as individual Members of Parliament.

It is our hope that, the ever merciful God gives him an eternal rest and a better place to rest in his bosom.

In these trying times, we, members of the Parliamentary Press Corps, would like to urge the bereaved family to take solace in God and to seek His comfort.

The Parliamentary Press Corps would like to assure the bereaved family and the Parliamentary Service of our support in these difficult times to ensure that, the Late Jones Kugblenu is given a befitting burial.

Our hearts are out there with you and we assure you of our prayers so you can go through your pains believing that, the Almighty God is with you.

It is our prayer that, God Himself sees all of us through these trying times.

Signed……………..
Andrew Edwin Arthur
(Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps)

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