The Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in the Western Region, Anthony K.K. Sam, has passed away after falling ill.
The Presiding Member of the Assembly, John Kwesi Buckman confirmed the unfortunate development to Citi News.
He said K.K. Sam died on Friday, June 12, 2020.
“It is true the Chief Executive has passed away today, but details of his death cannot be disclosed now. Most of the senior officials are currently at the late Mayor’s house. The last time he was in the office was last week Wednesday, but he left feeling unwell after a meeting with some religious leaders,” he said.
Anthony K. K. Sam led arrangement towards the closure of four major markets in Takoradi on 28th May, 2020 as part of measures to curb the spread of in COVID-19 in the metropolis.
He had earlier supervised mass testing of all Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly staff for COVID-19.
Anthony Kobina Kurentsir Sam assumed office as the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis on March 24, 2017 at age 59.
He had served in the past as a professional teacher and a managing director in some private sector institutions both in Ghana and Liberia.
He also in the past served on the boards of Ghana Secondary Technical School and St. John’s Secondary School in Ghana.
Between 2007 and 2009, he was the Western Regional Liaison Officer to the National Youth Employment Program.