The coronavirus has claimed another diaspora and NPP pillar with the passing of Richard Dombo, CEO of Ghana Railway Authority. News began making the runs on social media with members of the diaspora community expressing shock.
“This can’t be right,” said Kofi Bawuah, former National Organizer for NPPUSA upon getting the news as he stepped out of an evening meeting.
Other members of the Ghanaian diaspora especially those who were in the United Kingdom with him. A descendant of the mighty Simon Diedong Dombo whose Northern People’s Party formed an integral part of what is now known as the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Richard was part of the building blocks of the party’s UK Branch.
Richard distinguished himself with his service as Research Officer between 2009 and 2014 after which he became Vice Chairman of the UK Branch between 2014 and 2017
After the NPP victory in 2016, the new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo picked Richard for the position of CEO of Ghana Railway Authority.
A shocked Tina Ofori-Atta could only struggle out “Eeeeiii Richard nso. Hmmmm Lord have mercy” upon hearing the sad news.
Social Media Reactions:
Nana Yaw Sarpong: “Oh my God ! This is terrible”
Judith Asante: “Oh no!”
Atta Krufi: “Im still in denial”
Veronica Hemming: “That makes the two of us.” in response t Atta Krufi
Jones Frimpong: “I will miss the whiskey and his three pieces dressing 😭😭😭”
Susan Akomea: “Ooh Noo . This is tragic.”
Peter Antwi Boasiako: “Jesus Christ. Dombo? Aaaah”
Alex Asare Akoto: “Unbelievable. I wish someone comes back to say its false information.”
Yaw Ayeboafo: “Whaaat? This is unbelievable. A cheerful gentleman Richard. Oh no it is becoming too much”
And on and on and on…
Richard will be missed.