The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Network Broadcasting Company Limited, owners of defunct Radio Gold, has died.
Kwasi Sainti Baffoe-Bonnie, who was born in 1950 in the Western North Region of Ghana, died on Monday, February 1.
Although it is unclear what the cause of death is, there are reports that he died after contracting Covid-19.
The business mogul graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History before pursuing his Master of Arts degree in International Affairs (MAIA) from Ohio University, USA in 1980/81.
In 1995, he established the Network Broadcasting Company Limited; the company that operates Radio Gold, Montie FM and TV Gold.
He was later appointed Board Chairman of the Ghana Air Catering Services from 2006 to 2007.
Due to his background in international relations, Mr. Baffoe-Bonnie was again appointed the Senior Political Advisor to the then Vice President, John Mahama, during the Mills Administration, from 2009 to 2012.
From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Baffoe-Bonnie served as a Presidential Staffer and Senior Advisor on Political Affairs to the President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama.
He was married with 3 children: Ama Aniwaa Baffoe-Bonnie, Kweku Agyeman Baffoe-Bonnie, and Kwaku Amoa Baffoe-Bonnie.
The former Presidential staffer joins the growing list of prominent Ghanaians who have died from Covid-19 since a surge was recorded in January 2021.
As of Friday, January 29, 64 more people had died from the virus; bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 416.
This number includes the death of the National Security Coordinator at the Presidency, Joshua Kyeremeh on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Again, the Associate Director of Students Life and Engagement at Ashesi University, Frances Awua-Kyerematen, passed away due to Covid-19 complications on the afternoon of January 15, 2021.
Also, renowned journalist, political commentator and Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, lost his brother to the virus.
Nanabanyin Pratt is reported to have died from coronavirus complications on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
With the country still mourning former President Jerry John Rawlings who allegedly died from Covid, there was yet another report of the death of a founding father and a stalwart of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Amoako Tuffour on January 21.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service says 172 people are currently in critical conditions due to the Covid-19 virus.
In view of this, President Akufo-Addo in his 23rd televised address to the nation has reintroduced some restrictions that were enforced during the initial outbreak of the pandemic in Ghana in March 2020.